Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Gotcha's Detours: Speed
Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
Proverbs 19:2 (NLT)
Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord's return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.
James 5:7-8 (NLT)
So it is best for us to wait in patience--to wait for Him to save us--And it is best to learn this patience in our youth.
Lamentations 3:26-27 (GNT)
Speed is needed when you're flying into space. Speed is urged when you're picking up the pace. Speed is great when you're running in a race.

But Jesus didn't hurry anyplace.

Surely not to His job as a Preacher. He prepped it with 30 years of earth-time... only after waiting thousands of years beyond Adam and Eve's fall to begin.

What God's Word teaches again and again is that perfect timing belongs to Him. Only He can completely comprehend all details of past, present and future to insure the appropriate outcome.

And us? Our job is following His lead. Because we possess zero aptitude in comparison to our Creator.


1) We listen closely to His still, small Voice, and the gentle nudges of His Spirit.

2) We know our Leader is an action Star, but He didn't move without God's guidance.

3) As a Man, Jesus always found the time to help the people God placed in His path.

4) Waiting on God is our Captain's Order. Obeying It brings health, joy and success.

Funny thing: in walking out the Lord's Great Commission, speed is a detour: the long way around.

## Gotcha's Detours: Speed (Part 52)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Gotcha! series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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