Wednesday, 10 October 2012

His Delay Is Not Denial

His Delay Is Not Denial

God’s delay to answer our prayers is not a denial of the things we ask for.  His time is not our time and His ways are not our ways.
We operate in the times and ways of the world, the natural but God operates in the supernatural.  When we pray, we pray for where we are and what we can see but our God is omnipresent. (Psalm 139:7-10 NIV). He is where we are and where we’re going.  He sees what we see and what we can’t see so He answers our prayers based on what He has for us and where He’s taking us.  His answer to our prayers is based on the bigger picture, a picture we can’t see because we operate in the natural.  He operates in the order of things to come and takes us through a process to get us there.  All things worthwhile have to go through a process; wine always tastes better after its aged. The grapes has to be crushed, refined, left to settle for a while before being bottled but the longer it stands the better it tastes; Recipes has ingredients but in order to enjoy the end product it has to go through a process of time to be cooked; The changing of the seasons goes through a process. During each season the one to follow is being developed, it’s being processed in time.  Sometimes we have to endure before we can enjoy; it’s the refining, strengthening process.  He takes time to answer our prayers because He needs us to drop some things off.  The delay is so that he can prepare us to propel us. All good things take time to happen, to develop so God delays it for a reason, it may tarry but it will come to pass (Habakkuk 2:2 NIV).  What now?  Ask yourself, how many times I’ve been given something and wasted it? How many times I’ve said “If only I hadn’t done that I would be better off now”?  “If I knew then what I know now”?  If we’re not prepared we can’t prosper.  God’s delay is our preparation.
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