It’s another beautiful day here in Texas—I’m still missing my Michigan Fall quite a bit, but the sunshine is definitely nice:) We have an awesome deck/patio area in our new apartment, which I have been thoroughly enjoying at all times of day. Our location is quite close to the massive DFW Airport, but the constant planes flying overhead haven’t been too annoying—they are actually kind of soothing in a weird way, and are contributing to the little travel bug growing inside of me. I mean, how could you not think about traveling when you live underneath a flight path? Just saying. Anyways. I was reading again in Matthew this morning, and came across a favorite passage of mine…
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
It’s comforting to know that when we diligently seek the Lord, and our wills line up with his own, he will grant us the desires of our hearts. However, a lot of people [myself included at times] never experience the desires of their heart. Why? Because they give up to easily. Have you ever asked God for something? I mean, really asked God for something? How persistent were you? So often we ask God for the desires of our hearts a few half-hearted times, only to be disappointed and give up when things don’t ‘magically’ turn your way. When you think about it, the word ‘seeking’ does not mean instant gratification. It means to search long and hard for something in order to receive or find it in the end. Our world is so fast. We thrive on speed, and on getting things done instantaneously. Unfortunately for our culturally programmed brains, God doesn’t always work instantaneously. In fact, some times he is downright slow in our mind. But, he always makes everything work out according to his perfect will and in his precise timing. We need to patiently seek his face, and ask him—with the right heart and motives—for the things we need. He will always be faithful to us when we are faithful to him. If things don’t change the way you want them to right away, keep asking and praying to God about them. Don’t give up—God always hears us. Sometimes it may take longer and require more faith than we had originally planned.
This is something I am learning more and more each day. Some times its hard to be patient—I just want everything to happen right when I ask. But, God is teaching me to be patient and wait upon his perfect timing. If this is something you struggle with as well, ask God today to help you in overcoming it.
Hope you are all having a great day! I’ll try and post some pictures of the area soon:)