Friends and family members of, Thomas Edward hear back from him within minutes of reaching out via a text message, or a phone call. That is, when he is not performing his duties. Thomas values people, and he values relationships as well. Acknowledging someone, within a reasonable amount of time, is a special quality of a person with integrity. Even if that response is something along the line of, “I’ll get back to you later.”
People want to know they have been heard. They like to know their need, their bad news, or good news has been received, and the best way to affirm them is by acknowledging their voice.
The same seems to go when we pray to God, and when we don’t see some action we begin to question if He even heard us. I assure you, He did.
16 But as for me, I will call upon the Lord to save me, and I know he will!
17 Every evening I will explain my need to him.
Every morning I will move my soul toward him.
Every waking hour I will worship only him,
and he will hear and respond to my cry. Psalms 55:16-17 (TPT)
There was one true story where Jesus’ friend Lazarus was very ill. People came to Jesus and asked him to come heal him. Jesus didn’t go immediately, but instead waited four more days. When Jesus arrived his family told him it was too late, Lazarus was dead. They knew and believed Jesus could do something while he was still alive, but now?
As difficult as it may have been on Jesus, he waited till Lazarus had died to show that the son of God had power even over death. He did this so when He himself would come back from the dead it would be easier to believe.
So we may not know why, or understand why God doesn’t do what we need instantly, but rest assured, He does.
Oh! Thomas Edward is no other than Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. Also known as, Tom Brady. The seven time winning, Super Bowl quarterback, in the NFL. Now if he has time to acknowledge others then what is your excuse?
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