On Wednesday nights, our midweek church service, my family usually has frozen pizza for dinner because it’s a quick & easy meal. Pop the frozen disc in the oven & less than 10minutes later, voila we have dinner 🙂
Maybe Moses had the same mindset, initially, when he confronted Pharoah about letting the Israelites go & worship God. Maybe Moses thought this liberation experience would be fast & efficient. But alas, the liberation process was exactly that, a process. This process happened over the course of a few years & included massive destruction to the status quo, hardship, death, thirst, frogs, hail, Pharosh growing increasingly resistant, grasshoppers, drowning, plundering, . . . . And I haven’t even started to talk about the mental transformation that God cultivated in a nation of people entrenched in a slavery mindset.
Let’s appreciate that God is growing us through not only the miraculous but also the process, which isn’t always lightning fast 🙂
“Sarah, it just takes time & you’re making great progress; remember that time is your friend & not an enemy.” My physical therapist for my shoulder keeps telling me that it just takes time: this to a person who wants to GO FAST, have fun, play some basketball, go swimming & be active. I’m learning that maybe I’m kind of impatient, possibly ,)
If I try to do too much or go too fast with my shoulder, I just hurt myself & delay my recovery.
These lessons can apply to lots of areas:
*learning to manage our money
*improving our physical health
*growing in our walk with God
*learning a new skill, sport or job
*parenting adventures ,)
Be patient in the process & don’t get discouraged. You’re doing great 🙂
There is lots of talk about being healthy with our eating, exercise, sleep, etc. Personally, I can get overwhelmed with all of the info & trends flying around so I thought I’d make an EXTREMELY short list of essentials:
Physical body: drink primarily water & eat fresh
Relationships: forgive & forgive some more
Spiritual: daily Bible time, prayer & community / church
What else would you suggest?
Thanks for the input 🙂
I’m a go fast person – snowboard fast, travel fast, a few speeding tickets, etc. I like to go fast, but I’m also learning that from time to time, I can get burned by my need for speed.
Here are some examples:
*character is the result of small choices made over minutes, hours, days, weeks & years
*relationships don’t foster depth & richness at the same speed as microwave popcorn
*trust requires time & consistency
*our relationship with God can become increasingly fruitful the longer we stay committed to God