Friday, May 28
How Much Longer?
Acts 25:1-22 Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea...
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Paul has waited for justice for 2 years; what does he teach you about patience in waiting for God's work?
Imagine being arrested unjustly and then being held for several years with no indication that things are going to change. Pretty awful, and that's exactly what Paul's situation is today in Acts 25. Yet, we don't see Paul asking "How long, God?" or "God, what's up with this?" Instead, he simply keeps pressing on, living out his life for Christ, right where he's at. Paul provided some perspective for me today. His example made me realize just how impatient I can be when things don't happen on my timetable. It was convicting…and I have some work to do.
So how can we work on pressing on and living our lives on God's timetable? What can we do to keep the "What's up with this?" and "Why not now?" questions out of our conversations with God? Tami W.
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