Monday, March 24, 2014

1,000 Years = 1 Day to Jesus!

2 Peter 3:8-9 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Jesus has promised in John 14:1-3 to come back and take us who believe in Him to heaven where He is. However, He did not say when that will be. One reason that Jesus has not come back yet is because He really does not want any to perish. That means He is waiting on as many people to accept Him as Lord and Savior as possible. 

God is not limited by time! He sees both the past, present, and future the same. While we certainly want to speed His coming and I personally would like Him to come back now, but He will only return when it is time. I find myself growing impatient more each day for God to move in my life. I pray and pray and pray and yet I must continue to wait on the Lord. Which brings another verse to mind, James 2:14-17, which says, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” So, my job as a Christian is to actively wait on the Lord. Meaning that I should not sit around on the coach and wait for Jesus to move, because, He just may not be in a hurry!

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