Hope in the waiting by Deon Crafford
Isaiah 55:6-9 “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We live in a time where humanity is increasingly confronted with the reality of AI or artificial intelligence, also known as machine learning. In the beginning it was all about data and algorithms, but now too the drive is towards implanting emotional capabilities into machines. Advancement is great but also scary. And yet AI is very much the product of human design i.e. it will do what it has been programmed to do. As Christians we have access to GI or God’s intelligence. The difference is that God decides what He does, when He does it, how He does it, why He does it and to whom He does it. His ways thankfully are not our ways. Many would attest to the fact that they’re grateful God did not grant them what they once asked for. Our hope therefor is not determined by human intelligence, timing and parameters. Our hope in the waiting is knowing that God’s ways are His ways, and that His ways are determined by His love and His plan for me. What I need to do is to ask Him for the patience, the assurance and the endurance, to allow Him to have His way with me. In time we will know that He always had his eye on our every detail.
Love to all