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Scripture: Luke 10:23-24
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”
Insights: Today’s final sermon thought this week evolves around these verses. The subject for this thought deals with timing. God works within His own timetable and is not concerned with our personal desires. The reason for this attitude from the Father is because He has eternity in mind, but we, being finite creations, are incapable of seeing the big picture. It is for this reason we see in today's verses that prophets and kings of old longed to hear and see the things that Jesus is followers. The problem was the fullness of time had not come to pass during those prophets and kings time period. The Lord God knew exactly when the Son of man needed to enter into human history, and as a result, only gave glimpses to the promised Savior to those prophets and kings. Beloved, we are just like these prophets and kings of old. We desire things to happen when we want them to happen. Unfortunately, when things do not go as we desire them, we sometimes throw a pity party. We must learn to be content in the timing of the Lord. We must walk with Him and not in front of Him or behind Him. We also need to express to Him our gratitude for His perfect timing. We do not always understand Him, but we need to trust Him. So let me encourage you, to begin looking at your life through this kind of lens. Be mindful of the Lords activity and enjoy Him in His work. It may not be when you wanted it to happen but it is in a perfect time. If we can live life from this perspective it will give us a great deal of peace knowing that the timing of events is not dependent on us. It is my prayer this truth will give you a great deal of comfort in the days in front of you.
1. Have you ever gotten yourself in front of God's timetable?
2. In what ways have you expressed your gratitude for God's perfect timing?
Prayer: Father, thank You for always being on time. You're timing is not always mine, but it is always right. Teach me and grow me to trust Your perfect timing in every aspect of my life. Amen.
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