In the Twinkling of an Eye

Wow. How life can change in the twinkling of an eye–for better or for worse. I woke up to the news of our President contracting Covid-19. I pray for his return to good health, and I am sure that he never thought that this would be his storyline weeks before the election. I pray that this experience will change him for the better.

Brothers and sisters, God is still in control of this world and He can change all of our lives in a twinkling of an eye. A person can go to sleep a pauper and wake up a millionaire. Another person can be walking down the street, minding his/her business, and a driver under the influence of something, comes along and both of their lives are changed forever. Think of our own story, how one evening we all went to bed and awoke to a pandemic that has altered our lives forever. In the twinkling of our eye.

All of these experiences assure me that whatever happens in life, we remain in the hands of God. The song says ” He has the whole world in His hands.” Some things He orchestrates and other things He allows— for whatever reason. He is God, I don’t get to question Him.

If we are His children, and He is in complete control, why do we, His children, worry so much? Nowadays, I pray, I believe and I wait patiently for God to deliver my humble requests.

Some of our requests are delayed, not because God didn’t hear us, but because we are just not ready for that petition to be granted. The granting of that same request might be the one thing that kills us prematurely.

Yes, everybody wants to be a billionaire, but can you handle all of that money and everything else that comes along with it? Most of us want fame, but look at the lives of the famous and the things that they have had to endure–remember Princess Diana, Whitney Houston, Brittney Spears, you get the drift. Are you ready to be locked in a fishbowl for the rest of your lives, just for the sake of fame? Some of the things we ask for, although God can give them to us pronto, he won’t because we would only end up destroying ourselves in the twinkling of an eye.

Father God, we trust you and know that it is your desire to give us all of the goodness that your Kingdom holds. Yet, I perceive that many of our prayers have not been answered in that we have not grown to the point where we can enjoy those blessings without killing ourselves, without making those items our God, or without us becoming prideful and arrogant.

Father God, I know that you can answer every one of my prayers instantaneously, but am I ready to receive all that I have prayed for? Can I handle those mighty blessings? Or will those blessings hinder my walk with You and change my world negatively forever?

Father, your timing is perfect. I am ready to accept those blessings when you deem I am ready to receive them. Patience is a virtue. Help me Lord, to always wait on you. For I know that when you answer and release my blessing, it shall all come within a twinkling of my eye. SEE.

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It happened so suddenly
In the twinkling of an eye
He was here
Then he was gone
She was dead
She was reborn
In the twinkling of an eye
What makes it possible now
As opposed to when I first prayed
Was it the solemn vow made
Or my maturity displayed
Yes, no, maybe so
Eeny, meeny miny, moe
The timing is yours God
Help me to let go
And wait upon You
For I know You will come through
As I look up in the sky
I hear my sigh and I ask why
Then my cry, no lie
Sweet by and by
Yes, It's Here
O my
In the twinkling of an eye

By: Jacqueline Greene, Copyright, 2020.

Published by Sister Jackie

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and caretaker, and I also work outside of the home. Life has its struggles but I am not complaining. It could always be worse. Many lessons learned on my journey and many more to come--I am sure. God has a sense of humor and I have certainly learned how to laugh at myself. You should too-it is quite therapeutic. After all, some things we cannot change so why not enjoy a good laugh at our own expense. See you soon.

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