We are forever in a hurry and want everyone else (especially God) to understand the urgency of our requests! But you know what? It is quite rare that God tells us to hurry up! Even regarding repentance, he says, “In repentance and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your
Month: June 2023
Before Moses and Joshua hiked up Mt. Sinai to receive God’s commandments, Moses said to the Israelites, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them.”1 And so the Israelites waited😕 . . . and waited 🤔. .
The story about the golden calf has always intrigued me. You remember it. It’s when the Israelites were waiting for Moses to come down from Mt. Sinai. They grew impatient and turned to Aaron and demanded, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us out
Here’s a crazy story. Once when Jesus went to the country of the Gerasenes, he stepped out of his boat and was immediately met by “a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with
Jesus said, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”1 And so we ask! Why, then, does God not “do it”? Let’s be honest—many times, God does not give us what we ask. So . . . did Jesus really mean what he said? Yes, he did. What is the problem then?