Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Heart of Delay.

Something that I have learned so much about the heart of God is that, from my perspective, He often operates from a posture of delay.  Well, it seems that way at least.  We live in a culture of drive through, instant, microwave society that expects God to be more spontaneous and immediate in His actions.

So many examples of scripture reveal that God is about building depth of character by delay.  When Moses led the people out of Egypt, it did not take long for the people to become restless with the slowness of blessings, so they took things into their own hands, making an instant idol to lead them.  Result?  More delay.  Forty more years of delay.  However, forty years later, when Joshua received his battle plan to take the city of Jericho, delay was the plan (Joshua 6:1-5).  March around the city six days, on the seventh day add the blowing of horns, and a shout.  Did  Joshua look for short cuts?  No, he was faithful, trusting the delay of his commander and chief, the Lord.

There is so much wisdom found when one learns the heart of delay.... patience. It could appear in so many different ways.  A delayed appointment, a delayed health treatment, a delayed assignment, a delayed response, blessing, etc.  God is always on time and never late.  But the best approach is to expect delay according to your schedule and calendar... but the blessing will be oh so sweet when He decides you are ready to receive... trust, patience, faith.  A wonderful delay.  (Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 119:73; Joshua 24:14-15)

27 comments:

  1. 朝著既定的目標走,就不會迷失。........................................

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  2. 尼采:「一棵樹要長得更高,接受更多的光明,那麼它的根就必須更深入黑暗。」 ....................................................

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  3. 失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。.................................................................

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  4. 一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。....................................................................

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  5. 累死了…來去看看文章轉換心情~.................................................................                           

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  6. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  7. 希望我的支持可以帶給你快樂--加油...................................................

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  8. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

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  9. Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  10. 不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

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  11. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。........................................ ........................

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