“In God’s Timing” by Kirk Hunt
Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived
Luke 1:24a NKJV
Silenced by an angel, Zacharias went home to his wife, Elizabeth. There, the prophesy he so cynically questioned came to pass. The angst and disappointment of a lifetime was swept away by a new life from old parents.
Scripture states that both Elizabeth and Zacharias were “well advanced in years.” “We are too old to conceive. The time for cradles and midnight feedings are long past.”
God has a plan for your life. He has charted it out carefully. It is full of exact places, dates and times.
Of course, the path and timing of His plan may not make sense to you. It may violate the sensibilities of everyone around you. It may be inconvenient and disruptive when it comes to pass.
It is still God’s timing. It remains His plan. Obedience and grace are your best responses to God’s revelation for your life.
You are never too young to achieve big. You are never too old to nurture new life. The empty cradle of your life can and will be filled, with more than you ever thought.
Zacharias and Elizabeth built a nursery in their old age. God kicked over the table of their life. It may have been inconvenient and disruptive, but they sang God’s praises with sincere thanksgiving and true joy.
You thought your time was past. The timing is when He says it is. And His timing is perfect.
Think: God’s timing is perfect, even when it disrupts my world.
Pray: “Lord, help me to live and work in Your timing.”
Copyright © June 2013, Kirk Hunt
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