Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Morning Coffee - Give God a Chance

"And he shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5

"It takes God time to answer prayer. We often fail to give God a chance in this respect. It takes time for God to paint a rose. It takes time for God to grow an oak. It takes time for God to make bread from wheat fields. He takes the earth. He pulverizes. He softens. He enriches. He wets with showers and dews. He warms with life. He gives the blade, the stock, the amber grain, and then at last the bread for the hungry.

All this takes time. Therefore we sow, and till, and wait, and trust, until all God's purpose has been wrought out. We give God a chance in this matter of time. We need to learn this same lesson in our prayer life. It takes God time to answer prayer." --J. H. M.

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

I can be a very impatient person.  If I decide to move in a particular direction, I am often on my way before my thoughts are even finished.  Yet there are times when I know the value of patience.  I know that a good cup of coffee does not come from instant crystals; it comes from a slow and full brew of freshly roasted beans.  Now if I would apply that same principle to my prayer life I would realize that "Instant Prayer Crystals" are not the answer either.  God's response to our prayers is a much richer brew than that! 

Time for a second cup and a prayer for patience.  "And he shall bring it to pass."



  1. Good to see a post from you again Sandy! I had a very important prayer answered this week. Was getting impatient for an answer too. Wish you would have posted this last week! I'll try to remember it for the future.

  2. Good one! I've found that if I especially ask for patience, it seems God rearranges the circumstances in such a way that I must learn it! Still waiting on answers - a job for our son! Going to have a cup o' tea this morning - stinging nettle tea! Good 4 me!

  3. Thank for that post. I have been dealing with 'waiting' a lot lately. This passage goes along with James 1 where the farmer waits for the spring. All is worth the wait if we are waiting on God. Still not easy though.