By Barbara Lighthizer
Today's Scripture: Titus 1:1-3
Central Thought: God's timing is always on schedule.
Excitement fills our heart when we fully understand and believe that God will always fulfill His promises. Paul wrote to Titus concerning this great truth. Before the beginning of time, God promised eternal life. And at His appointed moment, He fulfilled His promise and Jesus was born.
God had a certain time in history to reveal His plan for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. The Old Testament tells of prophets who proclaimed the birth of the Son of God, but they didn't live to see the prophecy come to pass. In human thinking, when a promise is given, the person expects to live to see the fulfillment, but hundreds of years passed before Jesus was born
God's timing has often been a problem for me. I am praying for members of my family, yet time continues to pass with no results. The Holy Spirit reminds me that God is faithful, but the timing of the answer is up to him.
Devotional Prayer: Lord, help me to realize that You hear my prayers and that Your timing is always on schedule—though it may not be according to my schedule.
Today's Bible Reading: Jeremiah :23-50:46; Titus 1:1-16; Psalm 97:1-98:9; Proverbs 26:13-16