Judges 6: 3-6
And so it was when Israel had SOWN that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites and the children of the last, even they came up against them.
Sown – 2232 Zara – pronounced Zaw-rah
Disseminate, plant, fructify, conceive seed, set with, yield, bear
Jesus told many parables as He taught the common people of His day. He always used words, phrases, and lingo that they could easily understand. He used examples from their everyday lives so that there would be no question that everything could be plainly understood and they could easily apply the principles He wanted to teach them.
No matter where you live in the world, you probably know what sowing a seed is. If you have never planted a garden, you have probably heard or read about it. You till the soil by hoeing or breaking it up with a tractor or some other instrument. The hard soil will not let the seed sprout, so you must break it up somehow so the seed will have some soft soil to grow in and produce a good crop.
The above verse brings to mind a crop that has been planted with seeds and the harvest is almost ready to be picked.
In the verse above, though, the scenario is not a good one. It is talking about Israel and the time limit that God had set for them to repent and put Him first in their lives again. They had sown some bad seeds and the time for harvest was now about to take place.
This harvest would not be a bumper crop of abundance, though, because God was about to let the Midianites conquer them and take over their land because they had not repented of their sins.
So God has a time limit of things that are about to happen. I think back to prayers that I have prayed that took a long time to answer. Then I think that maybe God was waiting on some specific time He had set for another person to change or maybe there was only one time they would be receptive.
God is not just sitting in Heaven “winging it” like I sometimes do because I haven’t prepared or planned properly. He has everything all planned out and knows exactly when things will happen.
From His perspective, things are running along in a neat and orderly fashion and nothing takes Him by surprise at any moment. I can be easily blindsided, but God never will be.
When you think of it from that perspective, doesn’t it make perfect sense for us to learn the patience to wait on God’s timing? That probably will not be an easy thing to do, but you can certainly be at peace knowing that He is perfectly capable of handling every situation that arises. He knows the exact moment to act in any situation.
I can think back on certain times in my life where I am positive that God intervened in one way or another either to keep me safe or to answer a prayer. Many times you get a much better perspective when you can look at things after a few months have passed.
Patience is made much easier when you see that God has a perfect plan that will always come together at just the right time. After all, He always has your best interest in mind for everything He tells you to do.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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