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Apr 26

Okay, Lord, you know how much I HATE to procrastinate and leave things to the last minute… yet I am still trusting you, and doing my very best to just let it all go, give it all to you, and accept your will and your TIMING. Please help me to be patient with your timing and with my husband who seems to delight in the last-minute rush, lol. Help me to remember, Lord, the awesome insight you gave me yesterday, how effortlessly you can (and sometimes do) make things happen, while us little humans struggle so hard to force our will into existence. Help me to be humble, Shepherd. Help me to keep resting in you, trusting in you, following you. Amen.

 
2 Peter 3:2-9 ERV

I want you to remember the words that the holy prophets spoke in the past. And remember the command that our Lord and Savior gave us. He gave us that command through your apostles. 
It is important for you to understand what will happen in the last days. People will laugh at you. They will live following the evil they want to do. 
They will say, “Jesus promised to come again. Where is he? Our fathers have died, but the world continues the way it has been since it was made.” 
But these people don’t want to remember what happened long ago. The skies were there, and God made the earth from water and with water. All this happened by God’s word. 
Then the world was flooded and destroyed with water. 
And that same word of God is keeping the skies and the earth that we have now. They are being kept to be destroyed by fire. They are kept for the day of judgment and the destruction of all people who are against God. 
But don’t forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day. 
The Lord is not being slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be lost. He wants everyone to change their ways and stop sinning. 

 
Lord, I thank you for your patience with me and with all your people. Please help each of us to hear your voice more clearly, above the din of the world’s confusion and conflict. Help us to accept the peace and joy you offer, and to not be so distracted by the condemning filth of the world that we see on ourselves when we look in the mirror. Instead, help us to rejoice in the Way that you have provided for us to be found righteous and faithful and able to stand boldly before your throne, Oh Lord. Thank you for your awesome mercy and provision!

 

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