May 12 – God Isn’t Amazon Prime

2:132 – God Isn’t Amazon Prime

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Let me tell you, I love Amazon Prime. The ability to go online, order what I want and have it in two days. Heck, I had a couple orders come the next day. Instant gratification. What I want, when I want it, and where I want it (my front door).

Similiar to Amazon, we get our pizza in 30 minutes or less, our news 24 x 7, our letters (texts) instantly, whatever we want.

While God answers prayers, he isn’t Amazon Prime. We don’t say a prayer and get it when we want it, how we want it, or where we want it. God works on his own timeline.

Scripture
  • Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.Hosea 12:6
  • Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.Psalm 27:14
  • Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.James 5:7-8
Reflection

Living with children has given me a whole new understanding about patience or lack there of. My little one, screams if a package is delayed. Doesn’t understand that good things come to those who wait. She doesn’t understand that you have to save up your money for a long time to get what you want. I know many adults, myself included, who don’t know that lesson.

As we see in all three of our verses, we have to wait. We have to wait for the Lord to return. We have to wait for him to answer our prayers. And finally, we have to wait for him to reveal his plan.

We are impatient. It is not easy to wait but if we have faith in the Lord and read his word, we know that everything the Lord has planned for us, will come to us.

Sure, Amazon and Domino’s delivery exactly what we want, when we want it, unless they mess up our order. God delivers what we need, when we need it.

Charge

Prayer isn’t a one and done. We need to pray about those things most dear to us, constantly. Prayer is a conversation that builds a relationship. We don’t have one talk and are done. How many times a day do you pray? Create a routine where you regularly talk to God and lay your needs, wants, and concerns at his feet. Then wait. Your seeds will grown and yield the fruit he wants you to have.

Prayer

Hi God, It’s me Sol again. Thank you as always for being there and listening to our wants, needs, and concerns. Give us the patience to see how you answer prayers in your time, and not in our clock. Let us know that you will answer prayers in the way that is helpful to us and is part of your plan. We love you and give you all the glory. In your name, Amen.

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