making progress in the fog...
The last week or so I've been reading the book of Acts. After months in Psalms, Proverbs and the prophetic books of the Old Testament, it's been a gear grinding shift for me to delve into this narrative - albeit a good shift as God has repeatedly shown me our story in the story.
This morning, Acts 10:17 & 19 stuck out:
"While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius...."
"While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him....."
While he was still thinking about the vision...while he was still disecting it and rolling it around and journaling it and talking to his coffee drinking buddies about what in the heck that crazy sheet with all the animals might have meant, the Lord was already beginning the processes of fulfilling the vision. Peter's pondering while God's purposing.
The wheels of divine inevitability were already at work, and the end was written from the beginning of the vision. Revelation's bowls began to tip before the ink of Genesis was dried. The blood of the atonement was spilled nearly simultaneously with the sin of Adam and Eve. Isaac's substitute arrived moments before he was sacrificed. God has this unbelievable thing for timing....and it doesn't involve waiting for us.
I've got a few visions and one serious revelation that I'm wondering about. It takes a little pressure off this morning to know that He was thinking about them eons ago and even as I am wondering, Cornelius' men are walking up my driveway. Sometimes hearing God just answering the door when it's knocked on.