Posts Tagged ‘timing’

Timing Is Everything

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

For a wide door for effective service has opened to me [Paul], and there are many adversaries. 1 Corinthians 16:9

1. CALLED TO THIS TIME. Throughout the Bible we read of the different faith heroes who were strategically placed to impact their generation. The prophet Daniel advised many kings, Joseph saved a whole region from starvation, Esther was perfectly placed to rescue an entire people group, the Apostle Paul took the Gospel to the nations. Just as these people were in the right place at the right time, so are you. You are called for such a time as this.

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 NKJV

2. BE READY FOR YOUR TIME. Opportunities knock and we want to be ready for them. Readiness is when you’re prepared for action before any reinforcement occurs. What you’ve gone through before prepares you for what’s up ahead. This world is lost and sick and needs a Savior. People are bound up in sin and we are being launched like paramedics to bring healing.

3. WALK THROUGH AT THE RIGHT TIME. When God opens the door, we must be willing to walk through it. God is about to open up hearts and bring revival, and the power of the Holy Spirit will change our culture. If you’re afraid to walk through—do it anyway. Step over the invisible barrier of fear to minister to someone. If you feel worn out and blasé, walk through the door anyway. God is equipping you! There is amazing fruit on the other side.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION:
I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that I would walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). I will not fear for God is with me. I will not anxiously look around me for He is my God. He will strengthen me, He will help me, He will uphold me with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

read·y, adj.
Prepared or equipped to act or be used immediately: ready to go, ready for occupancy. Unhesitant; willing. Done or made without delay; prompt.

Copyright © 2018 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Ready.” Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition. Web. 31 Jan 2018 .

Faith to Move Forward

Friday, March 13th, 2015

By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11

God’s Timing. The devil tries to make you feel a day late and a dollar short. But God has called you to an effective, fruitful life, and He will bring it to pass. In the Bible, Sarah received the ability to conceive even though she was too old. Right before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He was told He should’ve come earlier (John 11:21). So don’t stay stuck on what you could’ve or should’ve done. Trust God. He knows how to take stubborn doors and bust them wide open!

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3

Rugged Faith. Faith takes the promises of God seriously and rests in God’s power. Approach this life of faith with gritty determination, knowing that though you encounter challenges, God will deliver you out of them all (Psalm 34:19). Find God’s promises in the Bible corresponding to the issues of your life and let them anchor you—having done all to stand, keep standing (Ephesians 6:13).

Daily Confession
I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). God has blessed me. He is leading and guiding me by the Holy Spirit. He opens a door no one can shut (Revelation 3:8). God’s plan is coming to pass in my life, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

tim·ing, noun
The ability to select the precise moment for doing something for optimum effect.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Timing.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 08 March 2015.

A Time To Move Forward.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command. 1 Chronicles 12:32

Like Issachar’s tribe, God wants to sensitize us to His timing. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes that “there is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” (3:1). It’s essential to understand the times in order to prepare for God’s calling.

God is bringing the nations to our doorstep and we must rouse ourselves. We’re getting ready to expand as a church, despite the fluctuating economy. It’s the right time to move forward. The church is not subject to the world’s ebb and flow because “we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken” (Hebrews 12:28). When darkness encroaches, we’ll step up and bring the light. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

Get Alone With God: 1. In Prayer 2. In Quietness 3. In the Bible 4. In Praise. Esther prepared for her “such a time as this.” There are things that God wants to do through your life that you must prepare for. Between birth and death you have this thing called life, which is your season on earth to champion the cause of Christ: to manifest the love of God, to exhibit kindness, to press on through the battles, to achieve the great accomplishments for which you’ve been set apart.

Above all else, we must be sensitized to God’s timing and to what He is saying. During the dark time in her nation Esther relied on prayer and fasting. In the next month or so, some of the most significant decisions are going to be made for our land. We must pray now. Don’t lethargically wait to see what happens. Be an active doer of the Word. There are people attached to your obedience to pray big prayers, to avoid sin, to press on and not grow weary in well doing. As you push aside distraction and seek God in prayer, what was meant for harm God will turn around for good (Genesis 50:20).

Let’s move forward,

Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2008 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.