then abraham waited patiently and he received what god had promised.
i've been mulling over this verse for the past few weeks. it's propped up on my nightstand so i can read it whenever my eye happens to catch it. i noticed tonite as i read it that i'm not sure if i've been really getting what it says. i've been reading it and telling myself, 'be patient and wait on the lord for your hearts desire', but that's in actuality not the message. because gods promises are true, they're real, they're for my good, not to harm me, but to continue the good work he started in me.
what the verse doesn't say is, "then abraham waited patiently and he received what god knew he wanted and because he's good and true would therefore give to him". nuh uhh. that's not the message.
how often do i read my bible, gleaning and glancing and skimming for the words i want to hear?
when i wait patiently, i receive what god has for me. not what i think is good for me. not what i have planned for myself.
cause god knows what is best. he is trustworthy.
the question is, then, do i trust him?
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