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Have you ever wished you could tell the Lord how fast He should move? If you’ve been inviting someone to church for what seems to be an eternity, couldn’t God speed up the process? How hard would it be to stir up a tiny earthquake to shake them out of bed on Sunday and a gale force breeze to nudge their car into the church parking lot? He could do that, but He doesn’t. Why not?

Every day, the world seems to spin a little faster out of control with stories of political chaos, weather disasters and scandals. Why doesn’t Jesus just come back and straighten up all the mess right now? Surely He could, but He doesn’t.

2 Peter 3:9 gives us a glimpse of what God is up to behind the scenes when it might appear He’s not paying attention. We’re told the Lord is “not slow in keeping His promise.” Instead, He is being incredibly patient with us. He doesn’t want even one person to perish but everyone to come to repentance. The Lord continues to be as kind and patient with those who do not know Him, as He was with me and with you. His timing is not the slightest second off. It is impeccable. 


  • How has God shown you patience?
  • What act of kindness could you do for someone who doesn’t know Jesus yet?
  • Who is the one person in your life that you want to meet Jesus? Pray for that person now. Do whatever it takes to invite them to church.

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