We often quote the scripture in Jeremiah 29 where God tells us that his plans for us are good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope. We love to claim this promise and all of the blessings it includes.
Have you read this in context? In the sentence right before this, God is telling the Israelites that they would be in Babylon for seventy years and THEN he would come and do all that he had promised.
Not 1 year, or even 10 years! 70 years!
We want it now, don’t we? If not today, then tomorrow will have to do. So often God asks for our obedience first and THEN he arrives with his blessing. He was doing this with the Israelites in Jeremiah’s time and he’s doing this with us right now in our time.
First we obey and THEN we experience God’s pleasure with our lives.
Dear Father, please help us obey you today so that we might live in your blessing….we trust that your timing is always perfect.