Suddenlies

2 Chronicles 29:36
And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.

The “suddenlies” of God are fascinating.  They are not to be confused with anything happening fast.  It’s not like McDonald’s, where quality is exchanged for expedience.  No.  There is nothing fast about suddenlies.  Take a look at these suddenlies that were a long time in coming.

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Acts 1:2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting

Both of these “suddenlies” were fulfillment of ancient prophecies that took centuries of preparation.  Sometimes the years of preparation and waiting seem like delay, or even denial of God’s promise, but that is not the case.  God is patient to get us ready and everyone around us ready, because if He doesn’t we will not have the maturity to hear, obey, and move into the flow of His sudden actions.

We are in a season of suddenlies.  We must prepare ourselves to hear His still, small voice amongst the clamour.  We need to be sensitive to His touch while everything is pressing in on us.  Most importantly, we must be ready to move quickly when He does.  This is a season of suddenlies.  These are days of rapid change, and those who have waited before Him will be thankful that God has prepared them.

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