I want it now? When we find ourselves saying, “I need it now. It can’t wait,” we’re probably dealing with lust. God’s Word tells us that the worst thing about lust is that it has a preoccupying ability to rule our thoughts to the point where nothing else matters.
Think about it. Even good things like our own physical or spiritual health will take a back seat to the lust for things right now. God’s grace is all about waiting on God, demanding nothing and expecting everything. God grace is His unmerited love that He freely gives to all who ask.
God’s Word tells us: “But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful” (Mark 4:19).
An unwillingness to wait serves to choke the work of grace that God plants in each of us daily. It’s a work that requires patient nurturing to insure daily growth. Want it now? Why not ask God first whether your want is His will. There’s no need to become a prisoner of your own lust when the door is always open to him who waits.
“Heavenly Father. Lord, we pray that You would use us to lead people to Jesus through Your Word. God, remove the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things in others' lives. And God, we pray for that in our own lives.In Jesus name, Amen!”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com