Monday, May 15, 2017

Perfect Timing

God has perfect timing. You might be thinking -- "well, duh!" But that simple truth can sneak up on me like a precious reminder.  Perhaps God wants to make sure that I know, that I know, that I know his timing is perfect.

I've been participating in a Bible study with a group of young moms at our church based on Lysa Terkeurst's book, The Best Yes. No, I'm not a young mom -- let's just say I'm a mom -- actually I'm one of 2 mentor moms facilitating the study. I love these young moms who teach me so much. As the study came to an end a few weeks ago, there was still a bit of unfinished homework to complete on your own. I've learned over the years that God can use unfinished Bible study pages to teach me something just when I need it. He catches me by surprise and delights my heart at the same time. I've come to believe God saves the pages for just the moment I need that exact lesson -- that exact truth. He saves that lesson for me because he knows, that he knows, that he knows I will need it in a way I cannot imagine.

So now, whenever I have unfinished pages in a Bible study workbook, I anticipate what God might teach me. I treasure those pages and wait for the time I sense a gentle pull toward opening that workbook again. I know something good, something needed, something personal is waiting. Why? Because we serve a God with perfect timing.

What about you? Have some blank pages in an unfinished Bible study waiting for you . . . . . . . .

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