Daily Bible Verse:              Romans 5:8

‘God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’

- The greatest attested fact of ancient history is the death of our Saviour.
- This one act demonstrated God’s love for us, once and for all.
- When we remember His death, we remember the greatest act of love.
- The truth is that God loves you, and cared enough to pay the ultimate price.

Prayer: Lord, as I remember Your great sacrifice, I am reassured of Your great love for me. Forgive me for the things that I have done that have not been pleasing to You and fill me with Your peace and joy. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Romans 5:8
‘God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’


Daily Bible Verse: John 11:25
‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die!’

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Timing Is Everything

March 8, 2019

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Have you heard this phrase before? I have heard businessmen tell me how crucial timing is to the success of a deal or transaction. In our lives as Christians we also face the timing issue. We need to be sensitive to the time frame we find ourselves in. Timing can make the difference between success and failure. I remember my father telling me that there are times to ‘back off’ or ‘back down’. If we miss these time we can end up hurt and devastated, but if we can read these times we can step towards success and God’s plan for our lives.

UNDERSTANDING TIMING

This can be one of the most difficult and challenging tasks. I have seen people rush in to things long before the time is right. The result is usually devastating. It is difficult for us human beings who are caught up in time to understand timing. We are always in a hurry and want things to happen instantaneously. But there is a time for everything. This is something we need to understand and gain a grasp of so that we will not make mistakes.

THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK

Sometimes what we want to do is to push the hands of the clock up to the twelve o’ clock position. We want to get to our goal now. My mother was taking music lessons as a little girl. She was expected to practice each day for 30 minutes. She did not enjoy the practicing. There was a clock on the wall by which her parents would set the practice time. In her desperation she would sneak up to the clock, when no one was looking and push the minute hand forward so that she could end her practice early. Naturally her parents were not that stupid and the end result was usually discipline. Sometimes we live like this. We keep jumping up to push the hands of the clock on a little so that we can get on with what we think is good for us. Time is destined to move at a particular speed.

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