This week’s edition of FORTUNE COOKIE THEOLOGY is on God’s Timing
What in the world is “fortune cookie theology”??? Well, I’m glad you asked.
I love Asian food—all kinds of it. My wife won’t go to a Chinese buffet with me, but I’ll venture off and go by myself sometimes. There’s just something about a bunch of egg rolls on my plate that makes me happy. Extra helpings of beef and broccoli doesn’t hurt either.
Don’t worry, I’m getting to the point.
When I get a fortune cookie after a good Chinese meal, I often attempt to take the little catch phrases inside the cookie and build a theological narrative around it. It’s a challenging little game I try from time to time. So, here’s what I received inside a fortune cookie recently. Let’s see what I can do with it:
“Things are not always what they seem. It’s not that bad!”
Now then … As I approach the 10-year anniversary from when I began my first book, “A Walk Through The Market,” I’ve come to realize that God’s timing is always perfect and our hope must remain in Him. During this challenging decade of writing and publishing books, the human side of me has often wondered why God has me doing all of this work. Honestly, it’s not easy sticking in there with ministry outreach when you often don’t see the results. The enemy will often whisper in your ear many lies about your efforts to encourage others in their walk with Jesus Christ.
Here is where the fortune cookie comes in. God works behind the scenes in His Kingdom – constantly and in a never-ending fashion. To our fallen perspective, we often can’t see what He is doing behind the scenes. But that doesn’t mean something of eternal value isn’t happening. Indeed, we must remember that things from our perspective aren’t always what they seem to be. Oftentimes, God is doing miraculous things from the background.
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There have been many discouraging moments during the past decade of writing books, but it’s never been as bad as the enemy wanted me to think it was. Perhaps the same is true of your walk with the Lord. We must remember that the enemy is a liar and perseverance is a godly virtue.
Just a little food for thought….
Have a great week!