APRIL 2: God is Working
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The story Abraham reveals that God not only makes promises, but that He will fulfill them. The challenge for us is that God will fulfill His promises in His timing, and not in our own.
In the book of Genesis, God had made some specific promises to Abraham. Years and years passed, and God’s promises had not yet come to fruition. Yet Paul writes in Romans 4:20-21, Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Ultimately, the promise God made to Abraham wasn’t completely fulfilled until Jesus Christ. While Abraham was able to experience a part of God’s promise in his own lifetime, the complete fulfillment of God’s promise was hundreds and hundreds of years after Abraham’s death.
Today, you may be praying, hoping, or waiting on one of God’s promises in your own life. Remember that God will fulfill His promises in His timing. While God may be working slowly, this doesn’t mean He isn’t working.
READING & JOURNALING:
What are some things you have learned about God’s timing vs. your own timing?
Why is it important for you to rest in God and not in the timing of His results?
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that I live in a world in which instant gratification is the norm. I can stream a movie, read a book, or eat a meal whenever I want. As such, I am guilty of wanting to see You work or fulfill Your promises in my timing instead of patiently awaiting Your timing. Today, I give up this wrong way of thinking, and trust that You will fulfill all things in Your timing. I acknowledge that the best thing I can do is to rest in You, and not in Your timing. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Nehemiah 3 & 4
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