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Stepping Stones: Let God Set The Pace

Stepping Stones: Let God Set The Pace
May 12, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
In this hurry-up world it’s so difficult to let God set the pace. We want it now. We are in a microwave society….i want all my needs met now, or at least a sign that they will be met pretty soon. Whether it is food, finances, sex, my plan for the day…..waiting without knowing if my “master” plan, “needs”, “expert” solutions to take care of me will be executed or if I have to accept someone else’s who obviously doesn’t know or care about me as much as I do. Wow, so many beliefs of that last statement were such incredible distortions of the truth, but in the moment, I believe them so often, when left to my own understanding, using my old crappy lenses to view life. Slow the merry-go-round of life down, take a closer look at life thru God’s lenses. Try accepting that God’s timing is perfect timing. Understand that a delay in your requests does not mean no forever…but if no is the answer you do get, understand that God only means “No, because I love you and actually have something better than what you asked for.” So instead of getting impatient, frustrated, or wallowing in self-pity about what you didn’t get, be excited for the “something better” that God has in store for you.

Prayer
Dear Father,
Through this renewed intimacy with you I feel I am being transformed from the inside out. Far too long I have been focusing on the outer person, now I focus on the inner person. I pray that as I increase my focus on You my Lord, that You transform me into the one You desire me to be. I yield to you Lord, I do not resist this change nor do I desire to slow it down or speed it up. I let You set the pace Lord, for I know Your timing is perfect. I hold your hand Lord with childlike trust, just as babies hold their parents hand as they learn to walk, step by step. Hold my hand, let me feel and enjoy the tempo of this God-breathed life I am now living. All glory to you God. Thank You Lord. I pray in Your Son’s name – AMEN

The Truth
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

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