Monday, October 23, 2017

Perfect Timing

“To every thing there is a season.”

Have you ever given any thought to how important timing is to God? God not only has a “reason” for everything He does, but He has a “season” for everything He does. We tend to do things on the spur of the moment, but God works with design and with purpose, yet that is so hard for us to comprehend in our finite minds.

In God’s infinite plans, He has laid out an intricate plan. Everything God has declared must come to pass as He has said it will. He doesn’t act according to our timetable.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Think about the prophets of old. They listened, declared the Word of God, and then waited for the coming of the Messiah.

They waited. And, waited. And, waited!

Although God’s word had been spoken and the prophecies recorded, the manifestation of God’s plan was not to be for many years; generations passed before the prophesied Messiah was born.

Consider Abraham. Years passed before Isaac was born.

Consider Zacharias and Elizabeth. Years passed before their son was born.

Consider Simeon. Years passed before he saw the manifestation of God’s promise in his life.

And, there are more examples too numerous to mention. God’s plan was never thwarted by any trick of the enemy; it always came to pass “in His time.”

If you sometimes wonder what God is doing, just be patient and walk faithfully and obediently. As God’s sons and daughters, if we have committed our lives to Him, if we ask according to His will, He is going to bring things to pass at the right place, at the right time! It’s a promise!

Father, help me to be still, and to be confident in Your promises, knowing that You will fulfill all that You have promised, not only in my life, but in this world, in Your time, amen.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)

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