Thursday, February 25, 2010

Psalm 27:11-14

Psalm 27:11-14

27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

God has some strange timing. And I think it’s strange to us simply because God’s timing doesn’t fit our own. I recently led a spirituality class on time and the difference between chronos and kairos. Chronos is the time that we know. The unit of measurement that we order our lives around. Kairos is different. Kairos can’t be measured.  It’s the “right time,” the favorable moment, the critical time for something to happen. We also experience kairos as the fullness of time, a moment or longer, when life is full. We sense that we are doing what we should be doing, what God has appointed for us. Our work is now full of joy, satisfaction and meaning.  So, wait for the Lord! Be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! For God’s timing is the perfect timing.

Gracious God, give me the patience I need to trust in your timing. Amen

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