“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.