December 9, 2009
It’s embarrassing. It really is.
Been thinking about the many people in the Bible that were given promises and how long they had to wait for God to deliver on the promise.
Abraham: 25 years between the promise of a child and the (literally) delivery.
Moses: 40 years (at least) herding sheep in the wilderness from calling to deliver Israel from slavery in Egypt to actually confronting Pharaoh.
Peter: 3 years of hanging out with Jesus, and a lot of embarrassing statements and actions, until he was fully ready to go fishing for men.
Joseph: 13 years of being a slave after seeing God’s vision of being a ruler until God miraculously moved him from the dungeon to the palace.
Israel: 400 years of silence, not even a peep from a prophet, prior to Jesus being born.
Jesus: had to live in a human body for 30 years after Christmas before going about His purpose.
And we get impatient when God doesn’t deliver in a day!!
I think I’ll go apologize to God and try to get some perspective.
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