2 Corinthians 12:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Immediately

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I once heard a sermon that spoke about how quickly God works in our life, once we ask. Sometimes we get discouraged and we think that God does not hear us.  We think that God is taking his precious time with us.  But that is not the case at all.

Somethings take longer then others to be revealed, and somethings will be revealed in God's time not ours.  But when we really need him and time is of the essence, God works immediately, or at least that is when it is apparent.  As our words come from our mouth before they even reach His ears, He is busy at work.  Immediately and without hesitation He is answering our prayers, taking our burdens, wiping our tears.  All we have to do is ask and have faith.

Sometimes, actually a lot of times its not the way we want it or the way we planned it.  We have to accept the fact that God knows what is best for us, always. When we fall,  God is there immediately to pick us up.  There is no "I'll be there in a minute," or "Wait".  Healing begins immediately, forgiveness happens immediately, there is no "I'll think about it and get back to you."  The most amazing part is when you see it and you feel it.  God is amazing in every aspect.

Want to know how quickly God can work in your life?  Ask Him and find out.

Matthew 14:31 (NIV) 31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

Mark 1:31 (NKJV) 31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.

Mark 1:42 (NKJV) 42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

Mark 5:25-35 (NKJV) 25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” 29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” 31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” 32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”

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2 comments:

  1. I read your post a few days back but wasn't sure how to put my thoughts into words but well, here they are now.. :)
    God works pretty fast for me and I am certain for all.. I guessed the duration is measured - making it all seemed too long due to the waiting and anxiety in us.. Yes, all work in His time and He will sure prepared anyone who isn't fully ready.. :)

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