Thursday, June 28, 2012

How patient is He with you? 2 Peter 3:9

Good morning everyone,
These last few days, I've ask the Lord to show me a better sense of what He is doing?  I'm not really testing Him; I'm simply trying to understand Him better.  This morning you may think God has given up on you, but I want to tell you He is just getting started.  You may think His patience has run out, but 2 Peter 3:9 should give you a new sense of hope!  It says, 'The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.'  As long as you have breath to breathe, He is willing to forgive all (not some) of your past mistakes and clean your slate.  There is nothing that you have done in your past that He is not willing and able to forgive you so that you can have a fresh start.  There is one requirement and that requirement is for you to approach Him and ask Him to forgive you.  Maybe He should have put the hammer down on you because others think of you as a 'low life', but God created you and He is able to change you in the blink of an eye so that He can still work out a miraculous ending even for the least of these!  Pride is the number one problem with asking God to forgive you and a lot of times that self inflicted injury is the one thing that seperates you from Him forever.  Proverbs 16:17-19 tells us, 'The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.  Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.  Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.'  Don't wait any longer; let history be made with you being a victory in His story.
Your brother in Christ,

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