Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.
Scripture- “Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.”- Luke 15:11-16
Thought of the Day- Impatience is an act of pride that can lead to many severe consequences. When we get ahead of God’s perfect timing (2 Peter 3:8-9) we are walking outside of His will. We are questioning His very ability to fix a problem or provide a solution to something we want fixed now! We are doubting the very sovereignty of God. We are all impatient at times, but we must remember it is always best for us to wait on the Lord. He knows best what He is doing and doesn’t need our help! Just look at the Scripture above from the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. He wants his inheritance from his father immediately and by demanding it he brings great destruction into his life. His impatience leads to :
1.Brokenness in his relationship with his father.
2. Squandering of all his wealth
3. Negative effects of wild living which lead to him starving for food so much that even the pigs are fed better than him.
4. Lack of wisdom and wise counsel by moving ahead of God’s perfect timing.
This parable is a good lesson for all of us to keep in mind. Although his father eventually forgives him and restores him once he admits his foolishness and repents of his mistakes, just as our Father in Heaven does for all of us who repent, the Prodigal Son learned some very tough lessons that caused his life to spiral into a deep and dark place by being so impatient. Isaiah 40:31 reminds us the importance and virtue of being patient, even when it is so hard, and waiting on the Lord when it says, “but those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” So during times that try all of our strength, like this current global pandemic, we must remember to stay strong and wait upon the Lord! He will lead us to a great new place when we trust in Him.