How One Day is Like a Thousand Years in God’s Economy

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Daily Reading: Judges 20-21 GW; 2 Peter 3 GW

God’s timing is not ours.

One day is like a thousand years, a thousand years like a day to God.  Our human brain cannot comprehend this type of time; God lives outside the boundaries contained in a clock.  No matter what we do, God doesn’t work according to our timetable. 

Waiting is “the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens.”  We all are waiting on something from God.  A prayer request, no matter how big or small, requires time to answer.  And God’s time is not our time.  We say delay, He says according to plan.

Waiting is meant to grow us, not frustrate us.  As we seek to entwine our lives with God, we have to wait for His direction.  Journeys take time; they don’t happen instantaneously.

Traveling with God is a trip that never ends.  As one of my favorite pastors says all the time:

“I’m just stopping by on my way to heaven.”  Pastor Thomas Dixon

Pack lightly.

Journeying with God doesn’t require a lot of luggage.  What you do need is trust.  When we wait, we must trust that God does know what He is doing.  From our perspective, we may think God needs some help many times in life because nothing makes sense.  Our limited vision from earth can’t possibly understand the entire story:

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV)

Give up trying to understand God’s timing.  Trust that He knows exactly what He is doing.  One day, you’ll see the whole picture.


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Lord, Your ways are not our ways.  Thank You for having our best interest at heart.  In all things, You have a plan.  Forgive us for grumbling because Your plan makes no sense to us.  Forgive us for trying to understand things beyond our scope.  Instead, help us trust You more today.  Let us lean into you as the world presses in around us.  Give us Your peace to sustain us as we wait for Your move.  IJNIP.  Amen

Question for reflection

How are you growing as You wait for God to move in your life?

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