[God’s Amazing Timing]
Last week I confessed that I gave in and gave up the fast. (Wow, I haven’t written anything here since then…) This week we once again agreed that we’re gonna fast during the working hours and then get together to pray in the evening before eating something together.
The morning was pretty good. I had a cup of coffee and a cup of tea, and my stomach was satisfied with that. When it got closer to 12PM, I realized that I am getting hungry. An hour passed, and my stomach became even more Garfieldish in its futile but constant attempts to make me eat something.
One more hour has passed and my mind joined the attack as well. “Hmm… maybe I can eat just a tiny tiny bit. It’s not gonna hurt me.” Thankfully the heart was still in for the battle, reminding me that “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
It was then when I got a spare minute and checked my Gmail. I obviously opened the morning devotional e-mail before since it was showing as “read,” but I guess I did not read it. On a whim, I opened it again, and… stared at the verse of the day.
Jesus told them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:35, NLT
I sat there for a minute, in front of my laptop, sillily grinning, and mentally laughing with God. I couldn’t believe the timing – just when I was about to give up, He provided the necessary strength to go on!
I sent the verse as a text message to my fasting partners and went back to work. Some time has passed and I realized that I don’t want to eat anymore – and the feeling lasted until the evening meeting with friends which went just wonderfully. It was so good…
God’s timing is the best. Even when you realize that only after a few hours / days / months / years.