Oh Priscilla Shirer.
This morning I choose to listen to her speak. The whole time i kept thinking I need to share this.
Yes i could just share it on FB or twitter but why not write a short post about it. As if anything I write is short. Maybe you don’t have Podcast and you can’t listen to it. I just feel the urge to blog it.
I enjoy listening to her and I know i am not alone.
Ok lets just get into it.
She started by talking about God’s patience. How he endures so much with us and it never shakes him. That the enemy will try to convince us with worry that maybe God has just had about enough of us. That 2013 was just too bad to use us in 2014. The enemy tries to shake us so that we don’t experience The depth and height and length of Gods patience for us. He knows you cant live abundantly when you are afraid. His grace is sufficient for you. It doesn’t matter where you have been or what you have done. The slate can be wiped clean.
I don’t know about you guys but I needed to hear this.
Gods power is not only seen in what he does but in what he chooses not to do. Its so easy for us to become impatience with our family, friends, toddlers and co workers . God doesn’t grow frustrated with us like we do with others. You don’t have the capacity to wear God out.
He doesn’t need a good nap to before he can handle whats going on in your life.
I just giggled at this. So many people take afternoon naps before they can continue with their day. Including myself when i can get the baby to nap with me.
Anyway, He is God and he is good. Everything you need God is.
If you are impatience God will train you in patience. He will put you in scenarios where you haft to wait. The reason you may sit next to that coworker in life, you know the one who if they say one more thing to you you may knock them out. He is growing your patience, you are learning.
God’s level of patience is perfect. Central to all God’s characteristics is patience.
He is great in power and slow to anger exodus 34:6
Thank goodness he is S L O W to anger, right ?
In 1st Timothy he talks about patience and God’s grace.
16 For that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
Paul is clear about this, Its perfect.
Paul says just in case you are unsure and you think you may have worn God out. Would you please take a look at Paul. Paul says you have not dug a pit that is any deeper than I have for myself. If Jesus can reach down in that pit and pull me out of it then i am sure he has our lives covered. You cant wear God out.
Paul says in verse 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.
What a miracle is it that we are saved,that i am saved. That God made a way for us to have a relationship with him. He knows us in all our foolishness and he still chooses to have a relationship with us. Thank you for this salvation.
Isn’t it crazy that there are 7+billion people in this world and we meet the people we do and those people remain in our lives. None of that was a surprise to God. He has this stuff planed. Our grandparents, Our parents they all happened to find each other among the 7 billion on this planet and “this is going to get graphic” she says but with all the millions of sperm the exact sperm came together and created you, me….us. That’s a miracle and God orchestrating our existence. Its a miracle that we were born and that we were born AGAIN.
There is a battle being waged in the heavenly for my soul from the begging of time. “Like a cosmic chess board “her dad says . The enemy and God and their minds are set on wining us over.
Our God never to be out done will always make another move. Adam and Eve, Noah ,Abraham, then 400 years and God made his other move Moses. Then Ruth she meets Boaz, They have Obed he births Jesse and Jesse gives birth to baby boy David and with that one move the enemy doesn’t even know it yet but the checkmate has been made. Then enters Jesus Christ and it is the move that to this day the enemy has never ever had a response for.
No matter what our story his grace is sufficient for us.
He has enough patience to change us,me.
He will strength me.
He saves me that’s Justification.
He changed me that’s sanctification.
I can count on him to strength me that’s fortification.
This is taken from the podcast of Gateway Church Priscilla Shirer. Most of this is word for word. This just spoke to me and it may speak to you too.