“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NASB) Wow! Repentance is a very big deal. We best get its meaning correct, perish is terribly terminal sounding word. Lots of folks will tell you one thing and just as many something else. Thank God, He’s patient, He knows how it will end for each of us. God displays long-endurance over those who He knows won’t repent, and long-suffering over those who do.
I spent the morning preparing a nursery, we are expecting a bunch of little ones. Pray that all that come are girls; they are easier to get rid of, they earn their keep, at least for a few years before they get old. Folks around here try to get rid of the boys right away. They eat more, are lazy and have one- tract-minds. I have heard of a man who brought most of his boys into the forest and left them to fend for themselves.
There is a good chance they will be here in a couple of weeks, so I am making sure the place will be safe. Today I added short pieces to the fence filling the lower openings. Don’t want any catastrophizes. After a few weeks outside with their sitter, they will start exploring on their own, so now the garden’s protected from a bunch of little chicks.
Life is wonderful when God’s Spirit leads us to repentance, and we follow. Have you heard what is said about “faith without works”?? Follow is a command. We do or don’t. Oh! How I thank God for His patience with me! Grieving the Spirit as I went my own way. God truly is not willing that any perish. To believe or not believe, that seems to be up to you.