11. January 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD’S PERFECT TIMING · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Trusting God

THE LORD KEPT HIS WORD and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. THIS HAPPENED AT JUST THE TIME GOD HAD SAID IT WOULD (Genesis 21:1-2 NLT)

Beloved, have you ever received a prophecy and expected it to happen straight away? Well, one thing I have realised is that when you receive a prophecy, it usually comes to let you know what is to come but not necessarily when it would happen. It is so you have something to look forward to. It is also so you have something to hold on to when the test and trials come because they would surely come.
The Lord says…. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11-12 NLT).

Beloved… the Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed… (Genesis 12:1-4 NLT)

So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed… and I can just imagine that he thought that what the Lord had promised would happened straight away but boy, was he wrong. We know the story. That was just the beginning of Abrahams journey of faith and at pivotal moments, the Lord appeared to Abraham to let him know that the deal is still on, don’t give up. We are told that… When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.” (Genesis 17:1-2 NLT)

Beloved, our feature text lets us know that… The Lord kept His word and did for Sarah (Abrahams wife) exactly what he had promised… This happened at just the time God had said it would… This should let us know that the Lord has a perfect timing for when things would be fulfilled and it is according to His plan not yours. He says… I know the plans I have for you…

So, what are you meant to do in the meantime? Well, don’t go ahead and create your own Ishmael… For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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