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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Timing & Roadblocks

Waiting for the road to open - it would be so much easier, so much quicker to use that route - but IT IS NOT FINISHED YET - it is closed off for my use and I must go around. What if I were to cut through . . . might end up hitting something . . . the road is not yet smoothed out and paved . . . might damage my vehicle . . . might get in big trouble since it's illegal . . . might end up prison . . .

So many times God is preparing a way for us - the road He has for us to travel down and maybe he's even let us see glimpses of it. And we so desperately want to go that way, to do his will. But the road isn't finished yet . . . if we jump ahead, we may get hurt because we trip and fall over something that was in the process of being removed. Or we may become imprisoned by the very thing he has for us, if it is not gone through in His timing.

We want things to happen now - we see the end result and we want it instantly - but look at the life of Joseph and many others in the Bible who God had to take through a process of growing, purifying, testing to prepare them for what He had called them to. But he is Faithful to cause you to get to that promise.

I'll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I'll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I'll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that's God-willed, not self-willed. I'll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You'll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You'll be my people! I'll be your God! Ezekiel 36:26-27

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