Friday, December 20, 2013
God is waiting for you in 2014 ...
Go ahead, God will meet you there!
You see, we serve a God who is immeasurably steps ahead of us. There's nothing in the coming year that will sneak up on God or surprise Him, and that includes what you'll have to ask of Him in 2014.
Let me illustrate this with an interesting story reported by Helen Thomson in the July, 2013 issue of New Scientist magazine. In the article, Thomson tells the story of a 67-year-old man known only as PH who has become the first documented case of someone who hears people speak before seeing their lips move. PH describes the phenomenon as if he were watching a badly dubbed movie.
This dubbing effect first started when PH was recovering from a surgery. The experience has now become so pronounced that PH says he hears his own voice before he senses his lips moving.
According to New Scientist magazine, "Light and sound travel at different speeds, so when someone speaks, visual and auditory inputs arrive at our eyes and ears at different times. The signals are then processed at different rates in the brain. Despite this, we perceive the events as happening simultaneously."
But in PH's case, his sight and hearing have gotten out of sync.
With us, the mind of God processes the words of our hearts long before they ever leave our lips. It is when our will is in sync with God's will that He he stands ready to respond even before we speak our concerns. The prophet Isaiah described this experience with God this way ...
"I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!" Isaiah 65:24.
So don't worry about not being ready for 2014, God will meet you there, He's already preparing the way for you!