Deliberate Grace

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

When I was a child and heard that I could accept Jesus in my heart and I could go to heaven, I didn’t know why I had to wait! Jesus sounded so great, why couldn’t I just go to heaven right now? I didn’t understand then the many reasons that did not happen, but I am glad it wasn’t the case when I read 2 Peter 3:9.

Instead, God is so patient with us, to give everyone opportunities to hear about having a personal relationship with Him. I am so grateful for what I see as His deliberate grace. Thank you, Lord!

This post is part of a week-long series for the #hopewriterlife New Year Writing Challenge from @hopewriters. Today’s theme was #slow.

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