Daily Devotional for Sunday October 15, 2017

Scripture:

2 Peter 3:8 (NASB) But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

Observation:

"Wait for it."  Waiting can seem to last a lifetime. While in bomb school, where we learned about the different types of bombs and uses and how to investigate after a bomb has been detonated, we were lined up behind the barriers waiting for the next bomb to go off. The instructor said, “Any minute now; wait for it.” The anticipation of what we were about to see was rather exciting and yet seemed to drag on longer than I thought. Today's verse speaks of the fact that we should not forget that a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like one day to the Lord. As I waited patiently for the bomb to go off, I remembered how I had prayed for something, and it seemed as if God was making me wait for an answer. Sometimes the wait can seem like a thousand years, but in reality, it can only be a day or two especially to God. Eventually, the bomb went off, and we did our inspection of the scene. Now that it was over, the wait seemed more exciting than the actual explosion. Sometimes in life, it's the waiting that will bring us more than the actual answer. If we remain faithful and seek out God. What are you praying for? Have you waited for a while? Maybe it's in the waiting that God will speak to you. So, enjoy the wait and keep crying out to God. He will answer. It may seem like a thousand years or so, but it may be only a day or two.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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