Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It Gets Better As Time Goes By

Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything is what Ecclesiastes tells us.
We have to deal with it, you can’t push or change God’s time.
But in Psalms 37:25 David said 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
1.       With Age & Experience We Get Better With God’s Timing
Because we experience His timing.
There is a lot we don’t know or understand along the journey because the present and what’s ahead is so compelling.
It’s what we fixate on and that’s the journey that all humans take.
It’s very difficult not to fixate on the present and what lies ahead.
The more we go the more of God’s timing we witness.
Until we get to the place this verse speaks about.
I was young and now I am old but I have never seen
That’s doesn’t necessarily indicate age only, this is experience.
As we become mature spiritually, as we experience stuff with Him, we learn from experience that
2.       it’s not a matter of whether God will answer your prayers.
So unless the answer is no then it’s only a matter of timing.
It’s not a matter of whether God will answer our prayers.
The quicker we get there the greater and sooner our faith can be now.
Because doubting is just a faith killer.
David said this works, it worked when I was young (inexperienced, you can be older but inexperienced) and it works now while I am old (experienced) God’s timing is perfect.
It’s profound.
David knew that God’s takes care of His children and his declaration is they just never go without.
There is a very important companion principle that goes with that thought.
We have to focus on the guaranteed promises.
The guaranteed provisions are the ones that He’s promised to make, which is a lot.
But here’s a complicating part of the process, we can be sure that our wants and desires, what we pray about will exceed what He has guaranteed to provide.
That’s where we can get discouraged with our prayers and God’s provision.
Here’s an example of the guaranteed promises Matt 6:33
Don’t get discouraged by lack of provision of the non guaranteed.
He has a better provision covered under his guaranteed promises that is just what the doctor ordered.
If your fixation is on the nonguaranteed promises it’s easy to begin to think He isn’t engaged, doesn’t care, isn’t paying attention.
At work on last Monday DC was on in the Breakroom.
There was a married couple on the show and the husband couldn’t accept that his wife wanted a divorce.
An associate passed the tv headed to his locker.
He didn’t seem to be paying attention to the program that was on.
After he got in his locker he was walking out of the room and the judge had just gone over some reasons why the guy need to accept the divorce.
The associate turned and looked at the tv from the door and said she doesn’t love you.
I didn’t think he was engaged, paying attention but he was he was taking it in and listening.
God is the same way, don’t ever believe that He is disinterested or disengaged or not listening.
Young or old the principles are good, he will not leave you without provision.

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