Devotions from Judy’s heart

I think we might all confess that at times we have “jumped the gun”. We don’t always think though things through enough or act before we have gotten specific instructions. I have done that as I play Scrabble on line with friends and relatives. I see a good move but don’t look over the board when there could be a super move somewhere else. I am learning to wait and look over the whole situation first.  One time I was excited to get 40 points but when I looked closer I was able to get 84 points!   There are times we may miss the best the Lord has for us because we think we know His will and rush to do it.  He would have us wait until it is “ripe and ready”. We settle for less because we are impatient and want to act. I read today from Ps 40, “I waited patiently for the Lord, He inclined to me and heard my cry. …set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”  The Bible is so full of verses on waiting. One time David was instructed to wait until he heard the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees before striking down the Philistines, for the Lord was going to go before him.  ( II Sam 5:24)  Let us not jump the gun but wait until His ripe timing.  Then we will be in a secure place, upon a rock!