God Loves Full Length Features By Pastor Shari Stephens 0

I’m don’t know if you realize it, but God is a brilliant story teller.  He takes the lives of men and through His interaction with them, He weaves brilliant tales of Love, Forgiveness, Power, Grace, Mercy and Deliverance.  The thing about it though, he usually takes His time in the telling.

Consider Abraham, the origins of his story immediately take on generations implications the moment God tells him that he will be the father of many nations in Genesis 12, it says,

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth     will be blessed through you.”

The fullness of Abraham’s story is still in the earth today.  The shortest version would have to at least include the children of Israel being delivered by God from Egypt, wandering in the dessert 40 years then beginning to take over the promise land under Joshua.  That’s at least a 760-year time span!

Now I am not saying that what God is doing for you will take that long for you to see, but I do want to put some things into perspective.  We are so consumed with time in our culture.  We have patience for nothing.  Think about how frustrated you get with your computer when it seems to hang up for a minute.  A few years back, what we can do on computers would have had to be done on a typewriter or by spending hours at a library researching.

Think about or how frustrated you feel waiting in rush hour traffic.   Now think about that same journey on horseback or better yet, by foot!

We are consumed with time, with things happening fast but God likes to set His testimonies up.  He is masterful in building suspense and need, only to deliver ultimately.  He allows struggles, only to swoop in and save the day.  Most importantly, he does all of this, in His own time.  We must learn to let Him set everything up so that he can ultimately get the Glory in our lives. We must learn that though it may seem like He is taking too long, He is doing it perfectly in His own time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says,

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Let Him do His work.


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