Appointed Times – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Genesis 18:10-15
Key Verse: Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”
We have looked at God’s call upon our lives. We have studied the covenant that God makes with those He calls. We must now consider the timing of God versus our timing. Waiting on anyone can be a trying thing. We keep looking at our watches like somehow that will help the time to move quicker. Waiting on God, while anxious about some need in our lives, is especially a tough issue.
As we walk with God, we must quickly learn that God’s time is not the same as our time. God sees the whole, we see in part. We want immediate gratification; God wants long term growth and eternal results. We see our own needs, but God sees the needs of others as well as ours. We have a desired time; God has an appointed time for all things!
Abraham had received the promise of a son, but it did not happen immediately. In our scripture reading for today we see that some visitors came to Abraham and Sarah one day. They were angels sent from God. These visitors reminded Abraham and Sarah of God’s promise and pointed to an appointed time that it would happen. God never works haphazardly or rushed. He has all things under his control and your needs all have an appointed time. Wait upon the Lord!
Father, I will relax in you today. I will trust your timing, not my own! Thank you for your promises! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.