God is waiting…

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)

Jesus is coming back one day! Some people are afraid to talk about it, or even acknowledge it, but it’s true. I love this verse in 2 Peter because it shows the love of God! God is all powerful and he is in control, but He loves us so much that He is waiting on us! He could have come back long ago and still can whenever he choose too, but he is waiting on us to give our lives to him. He is waiting for us to receive our salvation. Salvation doesn’t mean perfection, it simply means we have confessed with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe He rose from the dead to save our souls. It means that we decided to allow God into our hearts to change our hearts and to gradually make us more and more like him. Salvation isn’t perfection! Salvation is an unearned gift from our Heavenly Father that none of us deserves. Salvation is a decision we make in our hearts, it is not baptism alone. Baptism is the public declaration we make after the decision has been settled in our hearts. God loves all of his children and he waiting for us all to come back to him so on the day he comes back, he can take all his children home with Him. His desire is that NOBODY perishes but, that EVERYONE have eternal life.

I must say, we shouldn’t look at this verse and think we have all the time in the world to make a decision. We still don’t know the day or the hour of his return. Why wait any longer? Yes our Father is waiting, but he won’t wait forever! Let’s pray together according to Romans 10:9:

Lord we thank you for loving us! Lord we thank you for giving us ample time to come to boldly before your throne of grace to receive mercy and salvation. Lord we thank you  for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Lord God we thank you for being patient and waiting on us, but we no longer want to be in question about where our eternal destination will be. So today God, we pray to you according to Romans 10:9. We confess that Jesus is Lord and we believe in our hearts that He was raised from the dead. God we ask that you come into our hearts and change our lives. We thank you that our past was nailed to the cross and that you are doing a new thing in us. We relieve our salvation and we praise your holy name. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

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  1. When I was younger, waiting was just not something I enjoyed doing. My days were so full of going to work and trying to accomplish all my tasks to the best of my ability and still have a pleasant attitude. After work I had a family to go home and cook for, children to be bathed, homework to be checked, dishes, laundry and other tasks to be juggled in between spending time with my husband before bed. And of course spending time with Jesus. I just didn’t have much patience to wait on the Lord. I thought I had to help the Lord along, hurry up an answer because surely something had to be done NOW or I would never get to all the things I had to do. Then I wondered why things didn’t turn out the way I expected. I wondered why things were so difficult. Whew! What a relief it was when I finally realized that Jesus wasn’t on my time schedule. That all the things in the world that keep me busy will never give me the peace that just spending my first 15 minutes in the morning with Him gives me. When I start my day with Him, waiting becomes a joy because I look forward to having Him bring the answer in His time. His timing is always perfect. Now that I am older I find peace in waiting because I know that “those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31NASB

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