a patient clock…

February 19, 2016

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NASB

God really does hold your life together .. every single part of your life. What you see as patience is God longing for you to turn back to Him .. to open your heart .. to invite Him to make Himself at home in you. From God holding it all together, to you opening up your life, there is Jesus. He has scars that belong to you .. except yours are on the inside .. hidden amongst the debris of do-overs .. try harder .. give up .. settle for less than .. veneered good intentions .. self incriminating lies .. and even worse .. sin. In the middle of all that is God’s patience. No matter what you are facing today. No matter what you are carrying from yesterday(s). No matter what is around the corner. The Lord, a God of justice, exacting justice, complete and total justice, leaves behind a cross that forever reminds you how much He longs for you. His patience .. His grace .. His compassion .. and His justice all point toward this cross. The noise of this world tries tirelessly to distract you from this cross. Everything about you .. your whole life .. was exchanged by Jesus so that you could have His life. His life becomes patience in you .. compassion is renewed .. and real life change can happen. Your life truly is a “promise” of something and Someone building His family and church. It all began by faith .. a moment of trust .. surrender .. and receiving what you could never pay back. You begin to see just how patient God really is. It only takes a moment …

“Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.” Isaiah 30:18 NASB

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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