The Lord’s Timing

Posted: July 14, 2011 in devotion, inspiration, religion

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6-7

My wife told me something that struck a cord deep with in me a few years ago. She said, “when you have no one else’s hand to hold, hold your own.” And when you are holding your own hand, you are praying. I was in awe. You know, she was the one who helped bring me back to the Lord before I was saved. She was and still is so pure and well, just so innocent comparatively to me and I always told myself I wanted to be like that and strived to be pure once again.  To be renewed once again.

You see, I never really viewed myself as a Christian before meeting my wife. I was lost but now found. I love that saying, “…lost but found..” and it’s true… To lose yourself is literally forgetting who you were. Forgetting everything about your past. Losing your old identity and become something completely restored and new again. And that’s exactly what I did. I put all my faith in God. Every pertinent decision I make now goes before God 1st.  And, this is something I would urge you to do as well.  Give your everything to God 1st and all will fall into place next.

When I here someone say, “put your faith completely in the Lord,” I am reminded of several bible stories, but the one that stands out the most to me is the story of Joseph.  Let me tell you a little about Joseph.  Now, Joseph was 1 of 12 brothers. A son of Jacob or better known as Israel. Joseph was sold into slavery by his greedy brothers and ended up in the as the slave of Potipher, Chief Stewart of Pharaoh of Egypt. Everything Joseph did or touched seemed to be flawless because Joseph put his God first, Yahweh.  So eventually with a lot of trials and tribulations, Joseph did a lot of amazing things and… well, I can go on and on about the story of Joseph but, I want you to read the Genesis Story of Joseph for yourself. Read about Joseph and come and see.  

You see, when you and I put God first, everything seems to fall into perfect place; and it’s true too. The timing is just right. Even though we may have “wanted” it sooner… Perhaps even needed it sooner. The Lord has His way of timing everything just perfect in our life’s. The Lord knows what’s best for His children and He alone will decide when your timing will be right for you or I. So, give up and give everything you have, hint hint.. And this is a secret………… It’s, YOU. Give yourself to the Lord. Pray about everything you need and you will be happy!

God Bless you all today, and as we part our ways remember that the Lord already has prepared the path, He needs you to walk it and with the Light of the Lord and protection God provides to ALL His children.  Part in peice today, regardless of what you may be going through.  The Lord has a answer to your trials before He asked you to go through them.  Keep the promise of the answer in your heart and you will preserver through anything!

Brother Jonathan R. L. Spann


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