In Touch - Aug. 22, 2008
Friday August 22
Following God's Schedule
Waiting on God so we can discover His will is an essential discipline of the Christian life. Once we learn His plan, we must be careful to implement it in His time frame.
Following the Lord’s schedule is always to our benefit because of His...
- All-encompassing knowledge. Unlike us, the Father has complete awareness about our world and the details of every individual life—past, present, and future. (Acts 17:26).
- Complete wisdom. The Lord understands man’s every motive (1 Chron. 28:9) and acts accordingly. Our decision making is flawed since we cannot clearly discern people’s intentions. We make choices based on partial information, but God has the wisdom to properly interpret the facts and then take action based on truth (Rom. 11:33). He never makes a mistake.
- Unending love. Through His Son, the Father offers us unconditional love. By sending Jesus to die in our place, God proved the depth of His everlasting love (1 John 4:10). He always has our best interest at heart.
- Perfect sufficiency. The Lord offers us all the resources we need to carry out His plan—wisdom, strength, and skill (2 Peter 1:3).
Adhering to God’s timetable requires both faith and courage. We must believe that He knows how we should live, trust that His plan is right, and have the determination to wait until He gives a signal to proceed. Those who follow the Lord’s schedule will experience the blessing of watching Him work things together for their gain and His glory.
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