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New Life Daily Devotion - October 20, 2011

  • 2011 Oct 20
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God’s Timetable
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:6 NIV

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to wait. This is especially true when we’re in a hurry and when we want things to happen now, if not sooner! But God’s plan does not always happen in the way that we would like or at the time of our own choosing. Our task—as believing Christians who trust in a benevolent, all knowing Father—is to wait patiently for God to reveal Himself.

We human beings are, by nature, impatient. We know what we want, and we know exactly when we want it: RIGHT NOW! But, God knows better. He has created a world that unfolds according to His own timetable, not ours . . . thank goodness!

Waiting on God brings us to the journey’s end quicker than our feet. - Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, 100 Days of Prayer

Will not the Lord’s time be better than your time? - C. H. Spurgeon

God is not hurried along in the Time-stream of this universe any more than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his own novel. He has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created. When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you have been the only man in the world. - C. S. Lewis

God is in no hurry. Compared to the works of mankind, He is extremely deliberate. God is not a slave to the human clock. - Charles Swindoll

Today’s Prayer
Dear Lord, Your timing is always right for me. You have a plan for my life that is grander than I can imagine. When I am impatient, remind me that You are never early or late. You are always on time, Father, so let me trust in You . . . always. Amen

 

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