Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 (NLT))

Are you trying to rush God’s timing for your life and your calling? Are you so sure of the calling that God has upon your life that you are doing all within your power to make it happen? Take a look at the promises that God gave Abraham. He repeatedly told Abraham that he would make him a father of many nations, yet, Abraham did not have the child of this promise until he was very old. He had to wait for the perfect time. He had to wait for God’s time.

Take another look at Abraham. After one of these times when God promised him to be the father of many nations, Sarai tried to make it happen in the natural. She gave Abraham her hand maiden, Hagar, to conceive a child. Abraham and Sarai tried to rush God’s perfect timing and catastrophic circumstances have resonated throughout history as a result.

IF you are told to be somewhere at 6:00 p.m., do you show up at 8:00 a.m. or even at 12 noon? The timing is not right. You wait until the appointed time is upon you and then you do what is to be done.

Unfortunately, hearing from God and understanding His timeframe is more difficult than simply looking at a watch to see when to begin. We must know God’s heart. We must know the season that He has us currently walking through. We must know the time that we are to act. Perhaps even more important, we are to know the times that we are not to act.

God has a calling on each and every life. He also has a time for that calling to become fruitful. We must listen to God’s still, small voice in order to discern that time.

What time do you have?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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