July 07:2018

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8 (NKJV)


There are two ways time is measured: the chronological and Kairos time. Chronological time is the time in relation to hours, months and years; it is linear, sequential and can be measured. Kairos time, on the other hand, is the right time, the opportune time or the right season. For instance, at dusk, we can look up to the sky and find birds flying back to their nests. At the close of work, people return home because it is the right time to. A graduate who has secured a job may be under pressure to get married and start a family because it is societally-accepted as the right time to do so. Beyond the knowledge of time, we should understand the concept of timing.

Timing, as defined, is the choice, judgement, or control of when something should be done. The critical thing to note about timing is the concept of start and finish - the beginning, the end and the duration between. No wonder that in the frame of timing, God is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, and all that lies between! God’s timing is not ours.

Doctors may rule and pass judgement that a woman who is past a certain age (time) can no longer bear children. But through God’s timing, He overrules. Sarah literarily laughed at the notion that she could give birth when she was about ninety years old, but Isaac came forth even when it was well past what the biological clock had measured.

God sets accelerated growths, promotions, speedy recovery and also stirs in us the sweet virtue of patience! While God’s answers to our prayers are subject to our faith, fulfilment of purpose, prophetic declaration, his grace and sovereignty crowns it all.

Our prayer answering God knows when and how the answer will be best received by you. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold, from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

Beloved, develop a deep loving relationship with the Father and learn to trust Him knowing that He knows what you need, when you need it and how you need it. God bless you.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): 2 Corinthians 1:20

Prayer & Confession of Faith

What a good God You are, my Lord and my master! You are God over my life. I submit myself to Your will and Your timing for all that concerns me. I reject procrastination, stagnation and delays. All that I have lost due to decisions that were taken at the wrong time, I recover all. Thank You, Lord, for Your faithfulness. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: 2 Peter 2

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