Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts…” declares the LORD.
God’s ways are not our ways…God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. God’s sense of timing is not the same as ours. And it’s a darn good thing.
When it comes to precious ones in our lives — those who are either not-yet-believers or not-freed-up-believers — I have found that God’s ways, thoughts, words and actions are always perfect in love and perfect in timing…even if they differ (dramatically!) from what I want and when I want it. Sound familiar?
We need to actively PRAY for those who do not yet know Jesus as Savior…and for those who do not yet know the fullness of His transformation and the full life He offers through His unfailing love. To this, and of this, we must SPEAK. And we must always speak in LOVE…always act and interact in LOVE. And we must TRUST GOD in the WAITING.
While we wait on God – for days, weeks, months, years, decades – God is actively working deep within us, calling us to trust Him fully, opening His loving arms for us to surrender ourselves to His embrace…to surrender our pride and our fear to His perfect way and His eternal will…so that we may be conformed more and more to the likeness of God’s Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
And while we wait, God is also constantly working around and within those for whom we are praying…constantly tugging at the hearts and minds of those for whom we want God to show up mightily and tenderly and amazingly in their lives.
Oh! The wait is not so easy. Yet, in the waiting there are deep blessings of knowing our Sovereign and Intimate God in unimaginable ways as we seek to live a life that is being continually honed by trusting God’s Word and yielded to His Spirit. Our lives…and the waiting…become purposeful and peaceful, passionate and fruitful.
Keep praying, my friends. Keep trusting God for all those who do not yet know the unfailing love — the salvation promise and the transformation power — of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray. Speak. Love. And Trust God in the Waiting!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane