Saturday 15 April 2017

Will You Wait? (Part Seven)

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ― Charles Dickens
Even though Peter denied the Lord three times [Matthew 26:69-75; Luke 22:54-61], that singular occurrence of Christ prophecy coming to pass brought him back to life. (God never leaves us without a light, no matter how small it might be.) Peter caught a glimpse of that light. He could finally see God’s handwriting on the wall.

God did not come the way he thought, or expected, but He came nevertheless. And, Peter was wise enough to catch it. Have you, or are you missing God because He is not appearing the way you want, or expect? Are you missing Him because He is not in “the great and strong wind,” “the earthquake” and “the fire?” Are you missing Him because He is coming in “a STILL SMALL voice?” [1 Kings 19:11-13]

Are you TRULY submitted to God, or creating one out of your own desires? Even thought Christ looked helpless, Peter could now see, He was still very much in control. Even though he could not understand what was going on at this point in time, Peter was ready to wait. He could finally see there was a plan in all the seeming madness and chaos.

Peter went ahead to preach this same message to the rest of the disciples, in obedience to the Lord’s mandate. [Luke 22:32] He that seemingly fell was the one to strengthen those that seemingly never fell. Isn’t that rather strange? Isn't that so much like God? He chooses the things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chooses the things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. [1 Corinthians 1:27]

Are you going through any challenge today? Give thanks. [1 Thessalonians 5:18] God has entrusted you with it. He knows you can handle it. He knows you will overcome. He is making you. He is preparing you for your destiny. Live through it. Your resurrection is coming.

Wait! Wait on Him; wait for Him. You are an overcomer. That is the end of the matter.

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