Day 1: The Rash Request
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.Luke 15:12 (KJV)
Reflection: The younger son’s hasty request reflects a heart not willing to wait on God’s timing, choosing instead to pursue his own desires prematurely. This impatience led him to a path that was fraught with challenges and sorrow. His demand for the inheritance was a clear act of self-will, a tragic example of how our impulsive desires can lead us astray.
Illustration: Imagine a gardener who, in his haste, pulls up a young plant to check if the roots are growing. Instead of helping, his impatience harms the plant, stunting its growth.
Prayer: Dear Lord, grant us the patience to wait for Your perfect timing. Help us resist the urge to rush Your plans for our lives. May we find peace in waiting and trust in Your promises.