WAIT, It’s God’s Timing… 15AUG – #424

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WAIT, It’s God’s Timing… 15AUG

Yesterday a friend who patiently visits nursing home folks said she tells the residents that: “God answers prayers with either yes, no, or WAIT”… Yup, I said “sometimes God yells – ‘WAIT, can’t you see I AM working here?’ Yup…”

Yet sometimes I do say “what are we waiting for God?”  God doesn’t answer that one with a yes or no – He once again says “WAIT” –  “WAIT, and maybe you will see – but maybe you won’t… Pay attention to see why I made you WAIT” – Yup – “Watch for God” is what our VBS folks say…

WAIT – it’s not our timing is it? – NOPE, it’s not…  It’s HIS!

This morning a tractor trailer cut in front of me – not the first time this happened – I drive a lot – and I accidentally did it to someone last year too – probably this was not even that particular truck’s fault – he likely had to get out of that lane fast so he didn’t hit the slower truck in front of him… and he probably said: “i have just enough space to get in that other lane”… whew!  – I don’t know, never will – I just know that since I WAS paying attention this time this morning (like God says to do always) there was JUST enough time for me to have that split second reaction – I slowed down in time – accident avoided – Subaru salvation once again – saved by God – HIS timing… Thanks God… WHEW…

After I started breathing again, I muttered “SAVED” under my breath and then boldly sang out “We are saved, we are saved, we are saved, we are saved” – and I smiled in relief…  that lyric is from a new campfire praise band song I learned yesterday – God’s timing was percolating it in my head – it was already praising at the tip of my tongue because it stuck with me all day – yeah – God made the save (of me) today for whatever reason – sure, I can shrug it off as good timing, sure, because every day there are crazy road events and especially in that exact stretch of road – but in my heart I know I was saved for something – this time… I know we are ALL saved for God’s timing – not ours!!!…  one more day, one more drive that God needs me to be somewhere – not my timing, HIS – not my slowdown, HIS – not my saving Grace, HIS…

He made me WAIT off and on – maybe it was the keys that got caught on the door this morning while I tried to rush – maybe it was the junk on the floor I tripped on that made me 2 seconds later – maybe it was delayed laundry sorting I didn’t need to finish but did anyway – maybe it was nothing – maybe it’s because I am ALWAYS late – I don’t know – but today and all days I do give thanks for God’s timing – thanks for making me 2 seconds delayed and giving me those 2 extra seconds to react and hit my brakes…

Likely I was able to hit my Subaru brakes because earlier in the day God hit the brakes on me – I am not making myself to be so important that God micro-manipulates my moves – but something tells me that God has angels tweaking the system all the time… I don’t know what I don’t know – but I DO know what I DO KNOW… And yeah, I know that I want to be one of THOSE move-maker angels when I grow up – YEAH!!!… God’s probably got lots of plans for us in heaven too, not just here – granted I’m in no rush to know – God will let me know that too… In His time…

So, thanks God for keeping me in the plan here on earth one more day – I got things to do and people to see and who knows what else – thanks for one more day to sing your praises…

For God is planning for all of us, we just need to pay attention… I know God had His timing for Jesus too… I’m remembering a sermon scripture – and I bet Jesus wasn’t always excited about His Father’s timing either, was He? – Luke 12: 49-50 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!” Yeah – it’s not just us – Jesus was in a quandary about timing too… Yeah, don’t we all want it all done now and then move to the next project ? Jesus said something about being busy too: Luke 12: 48 “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

God keeps me busy – God has His reasons – whom am I to be questioning when God has tasked me with much – but also whom am I to be angry or upset when I am delayed – God has tasked me with following in HIS timing – HIS plan – not mine…

Thanks God – I will keep moving now…  Be Still = Be, and still know that I am God… Wait and watch for God…

God will either say Yes, No – or WAIT!

God’s brakes – we can be eternally waiting and watching for God…

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