What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Waiting for God's Timing

Ex 32:1-10
“Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him: “Come, make us a god who will go before us, as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him”.
Obedience not only involves doing the things that God commanded right away, but it also involves waiting on God and His instructions through His spokesman or the guidance of the Holy Spirit through the various means that He has chosen to reveal His will.
This is crucial because the flesh has the tendency to take over with impatience and rash decisions are made against God’s will. Of course, we deceive ourselves by choosing our own sign by which to interpret God’s will. Or we could be deceived by our enemy and falling into the trap of thinking it’s our own thought when in reality it was suggested by the enemy. We then proceed to make things happen in our own strength in order to fulfill our own wishes or desires and when they happen we are so happy and feel so blessed because we feel our prayers have been answered until God opens our eyes to the reality of our condition and the disposition of our hearts.
Of course nothing happens that is out of His sovereign rule, so He will use even our mistakes, our sins, our disobedience to teach us a lesson, discipline us so that we can learn and grow.
The flesh wants to be in control of the situation and inevitably, this attitude and following actions cause men to sin and lead to disobedience. Just take a look at Abraham and Ishmael, and Saul and Samuel.
The children of Israel knew that it was God who performed the miracles leading them out of bondage in Egypt , but they had to blame Moses because they couldn’t wait.
Aaron had no business making a proclamation about a feast. The Lord had told them in Egypt that He would give them instructions about where, when and how they were to worship the LORD.
The irony is that while they were taking matters into their own hands, God was at work giving the instructions to Moses.
The questions to us is: “Are we going to take God at His word and believe what He says even if it means waiting for His delay in answering our prayers or are we going to act in the flesh and bring about the things that we desire thus worshipping the idols of our hearts in disobedience and rebellion against God”?
Most of the time when we are impatient we don’t realize that God in His loving kindness towards us is working on our behalf to bring things and people in our lives, ordering the circumstances to bless us and do us good because He loves us and knows what is best for us.


Anonymous said...

Ah ... l'impatience ...
Comment résister à un Coca-Cola qui se révèle hélas tiède ...

L'impatience c'est une seconde nature chez nous !
La 1ère est ... l'impatience :)

Texte très clair et instructif.
Merci Jean-Louis !

Jean-Louis said...

Merci mon ami pour ton encouragement. Meme si tu etais le seul a me lire, je continuerai a ecrire. Un mouton qui n'arrete pas de manger, s'il n'utilise pas toute cette nourriture transformee en energie pour produire, pour marcher, produire de la laine, du lait et de la viande pour le benefice des autres non seulement ne sert a rien, mais son ventre se gonfle. Ceci a cause de la fermentation. La solution est de percer avec une grande et grosse aiguille pour laisser echapper le gas qui empeste l' atmosphere. Nous en tant que chretiens sommes supposes etre un doux parfum et pas une puanteur. Alors le choix s'impose. D'ailleurs, Anne-Marie doit avoir ete temoin de ce que je raconte. Mon frere qui avait laisse une porte ouverte a trouve des chevres mortes qui etaient rentrees dans l'etable et s'etaient gavees de grain. Heureusement qu'on a pu en sauver quelques unes qui ressemblaient a un ballon et ne pouvaient meme pas se lever et marcher. Pas etonnant que le Seigneur compare les hommes a des animaux. Tres instructif un sejour a la ferme!

HG said...

You're right about waiting on God! It's such a huge part of our walk, and it can be so hard. But we are blessed when we do wait for His perfect timing!

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