At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” And Solomon said: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore, give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?
Memory Verse: “My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.” Psalms 62:5.
Apart from the corona virus sweeping through countries and taking lives, political instabilities, snippets of killings and so many other unpalatable experiences are being witnessed in the world at large and right now, the term “peace” seem very threatened. One thing which has become clearer is even the best man is not guaranteed to win the race of life so this is really not about strength or effort or location or position.
As human beings, our desires are numerous and some of those wants are so deep, very far beyond our control; we know we want it but also know that it’s simply just beyond us. Solomon desired knowledge, so much of it that even in his sleep he could say what his desire was to God. What Solomon wanted wasn’t what any human could give to him and while some may argue that experience could build him over time, he would have only been able to acquire that knowledge only to the capacity to which God released it to him.
There is a difference in the things produced by waiting on God and moving at His own pace. Organically produced fruits are highly priced and shown to contain more nutritional benefits in supermarkets compared to fruits grown artificially. Same as organics are higher in price and have longevity and health benefit to consumers, so is our life as Christians to God.
We cannot be seated when God is standing, we cannot be running when he’s walking, we cannot be shouting when he’s silent. When we do so, we are working on the reverse, an act which means we are not in sync with what God is doing and at such we cannot find fulfilment in anything we do.
Whose pace are you working at? Irrespective of what’s happening in today’s world, if you are working at Gods pace, be rest assured that all the confusion the world is facing has been included in the plan as they may be new to you but God is way ahead and therefore is not caught by surprise by any of these things.
Your life shouldn’t have to be destabilized because the world is confused. Working with God at His pace means following His leading in every area and when this is the case, it means He navigates your path in life.
Learning to work at Gods pace may sound harder than moving with the times of the world but impatience could mean we lose more than we gain because the world itself has no real directions.
Right now it may look like God is moving slower and you may think your life is not where you want it to be but be rest assured that everything done in God’s time comes with maximum benefits.
- Father I thank you for your grace and power in this new month
- Help me to follow your lead O Lord and not move with the pace of the world but yours
- Bring an end to world turmoil Lord and let peace and unity be restored in our nations
- Forgive me of my shortcomings o Lord and help me to live above sin
- Receive my sacrifice of praise for in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN