2 Peter 3:8
“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.”
Good morning and Happy Blessed Tuesday WBFWE Family. I do pray that you and your family are doing well this beautiful Tuesday. I hope you enjoy this posting and that what you read blesses you, strengthens you, encourages you, and draws you closer to The Father through Christ Jesus. Walk in victory and remember that NO words and NO weapons formed shall PROSPER. Remember that those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Praise despite the predicament and blessings will follow despite the barrier. Have an awesome Tuesday y’all:-).
A day is like a thousand years to the LORD, and a thousand years is like a day! The first few things that come to mind when I read this scripture is: 1. God you play too much! 2. God are you serious:-(. 3. God I can’t with you! 4. What I was waiting for ain’t all that important now that I think about it. And D. Ima just go ahead and pass out now, but wake me when it’s time.
When I think about a thousand years I think about the Old Testament and how long people lived back then. Adam (First Man) he lived 930 years. Noah (who built the Ark) lived 950 years. Jared (father of Enoch) lived 962 years. Seth (father of Enosh) lived 912 years. Kenan (father of Mahalalel) lived 910 years. Methuselah (father of Lamech) lived 969 years. Basically all these people roughly lived 1 day in Yahweh’s sight. That is mind blowing to me. And here we are modern day humans. The most up to date and advanced version of human being and we may be blessed to see 100 years. 100 years is what, less than an hour, in God’s timing. Seeing it from that perspective… we don’t have any time to waste huh!?!
As a Christian, I’ll be the first to admit that waiting on The Father is not the easiest thing to do. I get happy feet. I get ant’s in the pants that make me wanna have happy feet. I get restless and excited and ready to make a mess out of situation I have no control over. I start looking at the clock/time and get discouraged. All this happens because Lord God’s timing is not our timing. The scripture above tells us how Our Heavenly Father views time. But we try to rush Him into action. Help Him into action. Worry Him into action. Pray Him in to action. Only to come to the realization that God is not on our time. And starting without Him… moving without Him… not waiting for Him will only make matters worse for us and the situation at hand.
But what do we do in the meantime while we wait on God Almighty to show up? Well we should be doing what He has told us to do. What He has put before us to do. What He has giving us to do. And if none of those things apply then simply hang on, endure, trust Him, and just go through the trial until it’s over or continue to wait on what you are waiting for. 37 Psalms verses 23 and 24 tells us that, “23. The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. 24. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” If we claim that He is directing our foot steps then we should be prepared for “the meantime” meaning that until what we are waiting for manifest or pass, we should have our eyes fixed to the heavens, stay prayerful, and stay busy in Jesus name. When He directs our footsteps we have no idea how long the journey will be, but we should take comfort in knowing He is with us. The Father already knew we would have issues with the wait/hold time we have to deal with. He knows we are a microwave/instant/nownownow people with barely any patience to wait, so He is telling us in verse 24, that though we stumble, we will never fall for He the LORD holds our hand. Baby let me tell you that not only does He hold our hand… He be dragging us along also because we’ve given up and out. So much for the scripture that states run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. We be fainting, falling, fussing and giving up the ghost. I can see why the footprints in the sand came to be. He got tired of us fainting, falling, fussing, and dragging us that He decided to pick us up and carry us until we are strong enough to stand and walk, hence the one set of footprints in the sand.
Yes waiting on Yahweh to act in Jesus name can try the best Christian’s patience. It’s not easy to wait. It is easier to move without Him and mess things up than to wait for Him and have things be right. Yes it feels and looks like a 1000 years has gone by as we wait. But there is beauty, character building, patience, testimony, endurance, love, appreciation, faith, a stronger relationship built along our patience journey. It’s all about our mindset, our faith, our attitude, and our relationship with the Father that will determine if His 1000 years will be tomorrow or not. We all have seasons to go through in life and being patient, keeping the faith and waiting is a season all Christians have to go through sooner or later. Joyfully go through your season of being patient, keeping the faith, and waiting. In the end HE IS WORTH THE WAIT!!!
SONG: It’s Not Over (When God Is In It) Israel & New Breed featuring James Fortune & Jason Nelson)
Song: Waitin’ On Jesus by The Williams Brothers