Today's Scripture: "So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days." Jn 11:17
5993. Going backward is okay if your going forward exceeds it. JG
For someone who lives each day to advance goals one task at a time, bumps in the road are to be expected. That being said, some issues resurface to make it bumpier. This week it was introducing someone to the ministry to see if he could be a vital part of it. It took time but watching and listening to him has led me to believe I do not have time, money or patience to go further. Having come to that conclusion, I can now admit that I was just like him when God changed me. But I don't have a lifetime to wait, so I move on, stay on course and go it alone—for now.
For four days Lazarus was in the grave. Jesus was blamed for his death and the delay gave others opportunity to question His actions and priorities. The only other one who knew Jesus' plan wasn't sharing it with doubters, so Day Five meant He could let the results of His faith speak for itself and He could move on. What we should take from this is to trust God and not allow doubt, ours or that of anyone else, to deter us from seeing our faith reach maturity.
Thank You, God, for not giving up on me when the cost was high and the delays were all mine.
1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
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