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Monday, May 16, 2011


“Hurry up God!.”

There are some who would like to hurry God along, hastening the day of Christ’s return. Can you imagine the arrogance of someone who thinks their plan is better than God’s? Are we more capable of deciding the details of God’s plan than he is? Oh how foolish we can be?!

Some claim to know the date of Christ’s return. Jesus said he did not know. How can the son of God return in glory if we know his thoughts before he does? How foolish can we be?!

I realize that not all religions understand their calling to be a servant ministry. Any God worth believing in has to know more than we do! Our God is awesome! He is so much larger and greater than anything we can imagine or have language to describe. Why do we not trust him? Why do we give lip-service as “followers” of his, then run ahead and call to him to catch up to us? Oh how foolish we can be?!

May this be the day we begin to rely on God’s wisdom, on his plan, and on his power. Let this be the day we no longer interpret God’s looks, his thoughts, or his timing in human terms and realize he is far more awesome than anything we can imagine! Let this be the day we lay our foolishness aside and grow into the likeness of God! Let us pray:

“Holy Father, how awesome is your presence in all the earth! You have given us all that your son Jesus has and we have often cast it aside in favor of bobbles and toys. You reveal your plan for us, one step at a time. Forgive us when we try to take the lead. Walking point, we don’t know where we are going and usually get lost. We want to follow Jesus all the way to your precious feet where we can kneel in worship. We live in dangerous times, Father; we ask for the great joy of your presence and the assurance of your grace. No one can threaten you. With you in us and us in you, we are safe in your mighty arms. Praise your holy name! We pray in the name of our son Jesus, our Savior, in whose footprint we trace. Amen”

“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

The novel: Length of Days - The Age of Silence by Doris Gaines Rapp - available this summer.

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