Tag: God’s Peace

The On-Time Lateness Of God

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I’ve often had a problem being late. To compensate, I would set my clocks ahead. But then I would compensate by doing math calculations to arrive at the actual real time. God has the same problem. He said, “I’m coming soon”, but he said that 2000 years ago. You might argue that for God, a day is like a thousand years. That’s true, but still, two-thousand years doesn’t exactly fit our definition of soon. To our earthly eyes, God seems to be late. But if God’s weakness is stronger than our strength, then His lateness is more on time than our best timeliness. So I’ve got good news. Being late can be divine. Well, maybe not in most cases, but at least in this sense.

God isn’t in a rush, driven, or desperate. He moves in shalom. You need to develop the same attribute. God doesn’t rush through life. He is life. You can’t live life as you were meant to live it if you ’re too busy rushing around. Stop rushing and start learning to live in God’s presence. Learn to be divinely late, and you’ll find yourself living right on time.

Today’s Mission – Stop rushing today and start learning to live in God’s presence.

by Jonathan Cahn

Perfect Rest

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

My peace I give unto you—John 14:27

Here lies the secret of abiding peace-God’s peace. We give ourselves to God and the Holy Spirit takes possession of our hearts. It is indeed “Peace, peace.” But it is at this precise point that the devil begins to interfere, and he does it through our thoughts, diverting or distracting them as the occasion requires.

This is the time to prove the sincerity of our consecration and the singleness of our hearts. If we truly desire His presence more than anything, we will turn away from every conflicting thought and look steadily up to Jesus. But if we desire the gratification of our impulses more than His presence, we will yield to the passionate word, or the frivolous thought, or the sinful diversion. Then when we come back, our Shepherd has gone, and we wonder why our peace has departed.

Failure occurs often in some insignificant thing-usually a thought or word. The soul that would not fear to climb a mountain may actually stumble over a straw.

The real secret of perfect rest is to be jealously, habitually occupied with Jesus.

by A.B. Simpson