Timely Thinking.. In His Word 1-29-18

Timely Thinking- In His Word 1-29-18

Esther 4:14 “… If you keep quiet at a time like this deliverance and relieve for the Jews will arise from some other place but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”

Has a nation been born in a single day? Has a country ever come forth in a mere moment? But by the time Jerusalem’s birth pains begin her children will be born

Isaiah 66:8

Some days I feel like Moses, other days I feel like Esther; whoever I am reading about and identify with I am the person that God created me to be. We often sit and wonder what our purpose is in life, wondering why God created us if we keep failing at doing things. Then we come across a bit of scripture that says the whole thing we have been thinking.

Whatever it is that you are going through the Word of God will have some sort of encouragement,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me for He has anointed me to speak, “He has shown you, O’man what is good and what does the Lord require of you… Micah 6:8

Micah 2-4th chapters have shown me so much lately. I do not plan to go there but I end up there from either turning pages or cross references; what I glean from these few verses is amazing! How does God do that?

 “I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob,
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together like sheep of the fold,[d]
Like a flock in the midst of their pasture;
They shall make a loud noise because of so many people.
The one who breaks open will come up before them;
They will break out,
Pass through the gate,
And go out by it;
Their king will pass before them,
With the Lord at their head. Micah 2:12

There are words there that will cause me to break into song!

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,

And we shall walk in His paths.” 4:2

The first time I read through it all I saw was the part about judgment coming on Israel . Telling us we need to get right with God, or rather Israel had to, I thought “Okay God, I get that.”  Then I read through to the promises that land would come back to them and how horrible they were as people and all that, then I read where the prophet said the Holy Spirit is within him. Then if I continue on to ‘Come and let us go up to the Mountain of the Lord up to the house of our God, He will teach us of His way an we will walk in His path’… and on to how it talks of all the goodness to come. It can be so encouraging!  Peace, prosperity and enjoyment of grapevines and fig trees. It is great! No fear! It tells us about the exile to come for them at that time; we know they went through it and are returning to their home land now but these verse go through so many timely things that the people of Israel went through. I look at the things the Lord puts before me, and you; do we do them in a timely fashion? Do we rush in before its time?  Or do we wait upon the Lord where His presence will bring us fullness of joy?

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37 :3-5

If we really read our Bibles we can find nuggets like this;

When we focus our lives on His Word and His direction He will bring things to pass that will amaze us! We may not think we can do what He gives us but just like with Moses; God will get it done!

He will gather together the people He needs to be there, He will gather together the things needed to get the job done! He brought back Israel, many times; He has brought us back to His presence many times. We are human and though we don’t like to admit it sometimes we allow the cares of this world to get in the way of God’s plan for us. Still if we keep our eyes on Him trust Him with our future we can live in the ‘Such a time as this’ mentality and He will use us.

It is kind of a neat feeling to know that you have been used in a time of need, just in the nick of time!  It is also amazing to have a desire to do something and not finding anyone who has the same desire walking the path, and then finally you find some person who has the same idea! 

God brings people into our lives to glean from one another so that when we walk His path we can gather together and seek Him for the same end.

God is so good. He knows when to introduce a need, and desire and a hopeful outcome.

If you build it, they will come. The Field of Dreams tells us; but God’s Word shows us,

If He plans it, then it will come to pass!

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be open to Your timing, not just ours. Help us to see your will in all that we do, and lead us through the caves of darkness to find the light on the other end. Help us to share your Light’s direction with others, In Jesus name, amen.

Suggested reading: Micah 4:11-13, 5:1-13 and 6:1-8, and Psalm 37:1-40