January 3: Never Too Late with God!

By Bassey Ekong
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“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” (Psalm 62:5 KJV).

Sometime, some of us are challenged to think that God has forsaken them and that it is too late to go to God or for God to visit them or do anything for them. Such thoughts are deceptive and do not reflect any modicum of faith and trust on who God is and how He operates as king, maker and Lord of all creation. Jesus addressed His disciples, and he said unto them, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:40 KJV). Faith is the key that opens the door of deliverance to every believing sinner. With faith, no time is ever and will ever be too late with God.

The creator of time, Jehovah, is still watching to see that His Word is performed (Jeremiah 1:12). There is no such thing as “too late” with God; He is always on time and He’s ever waiting for His children to come to me. His mercy endures for ever.Thus, no time is ever, and will ever, be too late to wait on God. “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. (Psalm 27: 13-14 KJV). We should faint not waiting on God, instead, we should be strong, courageous and hopeful and know that He always delivers.

Through the grace of God, we’re in a new year, and by His grace again this new year is soon waxing old and we’ll be in another end of year and the year draws to an end. Remember that December 31 is just a day that ushers in a new year. If you did not see your heart’s desire fulfilled by the end of last year, it does not mean He’s done with you. Your Father God is a patient God; He wants us His children to be patient like Him. If you really want to enjoy your walk with God, it is advisable to follow His precepts. His precepts are not for Him but for us, mankind; they help us to reflect His nature and to attract His love and mercy. So, this year, add long suffering to your list of the fruits of the spirit. It will help you understand and enjoy the God you are serving

Make time to fellowship with believers more often through the year. Your miracle could take place any day and anyhow when you least expected. God has many ways of rewarding patience (long sufferings), so don’t miss your opportunity to be blessed and to receive your miracle. Note: I pray for you that your expectation(s) will be met this year and beyond as you embrace the New Year with joy. May the favor of God rest on you as you wait on God, and be blessed, in Jesus’ name.

Let’s pray: Today, I invite you to pray with me on these points. Pray for: God to help you stand firm and increase your faith. God to reveal Himself to you this year and for God to bless and prosper all your endeavors this year, in Jesus’ name. Amen

Today’s reading: Genesis 4-6; Matthew 2: 13-23

The Lord is Always Waiting to Receive You.