Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

Psalms 27,28,29; John 11:1-29

John 11

When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

Wait two more days for the glory of God!   If Jesus had gone and healed Lazarus right away, everyone would have been impressed.  So why did he wait for two more days?  He waited so that God’s plan could be carried out.  God’s plan called for the glorification of Himself through the glorification of his Son, Jesus. His plan was radical! It was not to be just another healing.  It was to be an act of raising a person from the dead.  God’s plan required that there be no doubt that Lazarus was indeed dead.  Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days when Jesus finally arrived on the scene.  Lazarus was definitely dead.

So often I get impatient while I wait for God to act in my life.  I always think that the solution I ask for is the best one for the occasion and I want it today.  Sooner if possible.  I would definitely settle for a “healing today”, when God may be acting out a “raising from the dead” two days from now if I could only exercise a little faith.  My focus is on me so much of the time.   I’m like David in Psalms 27and 28.  His Focus is on what God does for him.  He is grateful for the things God has done and is hopeful for the good things that God will be doing for him.  However, in Psalm 29 we find David giving praise to God for being God.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;  the voice of the Lord is majestic.

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;  the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;  the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Father God help me have patience so that I may always wait for your perfect plan to unfold in my life.  Help me to hear your voice.  Give me strength and bless me with peace. Amen.

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