Thursday, July 14, 2005

The sayings of Lukas v5

Lukas: Daddy, can we put the tent up?
Daddy: Just wait please
Lukas: Mommy....he said no :(
Mommy: No Lukas, daddy said wait

This conversation really made me think about how often we do this to God. We pray for something, God wants us to wait upon him and so he does not do what we've asked immediately. Our next response is usually whining and thinking God has forgotten us. Well, at least that's what I do :)
We forget that we need to "wait upon the Lord", really seek him, maybe fast and pray a bit. I remember seeing a video of a Gospel For Asia missionary fasting (at least 2 days a week) and praying for 2 year for the village he was trying to reach. Only after that type of intense "waiting on the Lord",and "fervent prayer" did God break through and save the city. What a rebuke. James says that God gives us trials to develop patience, man do we need patience. Thank you Lukas for that wonderful example.

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