Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, October 26th, 2020
Hurry Up And Wait 2020: God's Perfect Timing
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)
It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His Own authority.
Acts 1:7 (NKJV)
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)
God's timing is beyond our human minds. 'Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day' (2 Peter 3:8).

The first Christians endured discouragement and persecution. When would God fulfill His promises? When would they receive the desires of their hearts?

What about today? Affairs of the world change, but affairs of the heart beat with consistency. Christians suffer now, too.

Peter could not explain God's 'when', but he did explain God's 'why': 'The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance' (2 Peter 3:9).

Here's the thing: God directs an epic show, and everything masterfully timed. His vision is greater than here and now. He see the before, after and always.

He 'Inhabits eternity' (Isaiah 57:15) 'Declaring the end from the beginning' (Isaiah 46:10). He's a multigenerational God. He's a multitasking Time Traveler. Jesus Christ would perfect Cross-platforming--long before computers were invented.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: hold on to your hope! Don't let it go.

If faith comes from the heart, hope comes from the head. When you're attacked by doubt or impatience, cast them off. Refocus your eyes and thoughts on God's Word, 'For He Who promised is faithful' (Hebrews 10:23).

Nothing on earth can stop your calling from God. Nothing can prevent your eventual success--except you! Therefore, fasten God's Helmet of Hope securely around your chin every morning. In fact, put on the entire Armor of God, because you have a destiny.

Here's how to get there: hurry up and wait.

## Hurry Up And Wait 2020: God's Perfect Timing (Part 8)

NOTE: This is a 2020 edit of a 2013 Shine Devotion series, 'Hurry Up And Wait.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hurry Up And Wait 2020 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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