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God's Perfect Timing

  1. I have been a bit hesitant in posting this one. But here goes nada. I appreciate any feedback.
    A few days ago I took my kids to the playground. There is a large section of rocks, just rocks (something was there once upon a time). My four year old son and an older boy were playing in these rocks.
    The older boy told my son he was making a pie. He gathered a mound of rocks between his feet and started stirring them.
    "See, this is how you make a pie." the boy told my son, sprinkling more rocks onto his pile, stirring with his stick and patting with his hands.
    When the work was done the boy leaned back with pride over what he'd accomplished, and said, "See! Pie."
    My son, (who is actually quite imaginative), surveyed the ground and said, "I still just see rocks".
    This got me to thinking...It got me thinking about just how often we don't see any changes happening in our lives. We don't "see" god moving. We still just see rocks.
    Day after day, month after month, year after year goes by and we don't "see" anything happening. We wait for addictions to break, for our hearts to heal, health be restored, and dreams come to pass. We survey what we can "see" and just see rocks.
    Life seems to be an endless game of waiting. It gets difficult to keep believing for the break through, to hope for the miracle when our eyes don't see any change. I assure you god is working, keep your eyes on Him and not the circumstances. Isaiah 40:31 tells us, " but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. they will soar on wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint."
    Relax. The Lord renews your strength. Trust that He is working. You see rocks, but He is making pie my friends! It make take a While to see the fruits but god's timing is perfect. " but do not forget this one thing dear friends with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day." (2nd Peter 3:8).
    Maybe you have been waiting for that stronghold to break, the healing to come, the dreams to become reality. You wait and hope and pray. But you've been seeing rocks. You wonder if god even cares anymore. Friend, it may be taking longer than you think you can wait, but one day those rocks will turn into pie. Just like the water turned into wine. And five fish and two loaves multiplied to feed thousands. The miracle you've been waiting for is not beyond His abilities. "For nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37)
    Be patient. Find rest in Him and renew your strength. God is working. The rocks in your life are at His feet and He is patting, pouring, and stirring. You may still see just rocks right now. But one day...
    You're going to see pie.

    With all my heart, dear friends,
    Christina.

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  1. Humble me Lord
    I like it. I have been blessed more than I could ever imagine, but always in His time. He knows what we need and when better than we do. Praise God, all glory to Him
  2. CtC
    In the time of my deepest need, He provided. Time and Time again, the Lord has administered healing, provided my needs, and spoke wisdom. So, why am I so focused on the rocks? Social engineering? Teaching and training from a young age?

    "Don't count your chickens until they hatch."

    Of course, there is some value in practicing this. Don't buy what you can't afford thinking God will just give you the money because you spent it. He calls us to be good and wise stewards of His provision.

    On the other hand, I'm learning to trust in His promise. As always, He provides. Thank You Lord!
    1. Beautyinsteadofashes
      Its also like they say, "a watched pot never boils" our focus should not be on what we are waiting on but his promise that it coming
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    2. CtC
      You never know if you are watching the right pot! Best to focus on Christ!
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  3. WilliamBo
    That was good, I've been waiting on a stronghold to break for all 5 years as a believer, I pray it's Gods perfect timing and not my own wrongdoing
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    1. Beautyinsteadofashes
      I pray Bo that all those stronghold break and burden you no longer
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  4. Godlovesmetwo
    I agree we have to be patient with God's plan for us. We don't always see visible progress. We have to trust the guy. He knows what He's doing.
    My only misgiving is that sometimes there is a reason for lack of visible progress. And that is because of our attitude. Lack of gratitude. Lack of humility. Sinful pride. These can blind us to what is really going on.
  5. Greg Merrill
    Reminds me of a story: A little girl went to her father who was absorbed in reading the newspaper. She said "Daddy, will you make me a doll house?" Continuing to read the paper he was absorbed in he said "Yes, Honey." "Can you make it a two story doll house, Daddy?" "Sure, Honey." he responded without thought at all. "Thank you, Daddy." she said as she happily went into her bedroom. Daddy didn't even respond as he continued to read. A few minutes later, Daddy was walking past her room, then stopped, and returned to look into her room. She was on the floor, sorting out her dolls, doll clothes, and doll furniture. Not noticing that Daddy was watching her, she said to one of her dolls "Daddy is going to build you all a nice big house." Daddy had had no intention of doing any such thing, thinking his daughter would soon forget their conversation, just like he had. But seeing all this in his daughter's room.... he now headed for the garage and his work bench... and went to work on that doll house.