Seventy-five days…

Acts 1:7

And He said to them, it is not for you to know the times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority…”  (N.K.J.V.”)

The context of this passage is surrounding the promise of the Holy Spirit.  The apostles had questions regarding Israel.   Acts 1:7 was the answer Jesus gave.

I’ve brought to your attention in past postings that patience is NOT a virtue of mine.  I’ve discussed with you how God’s timing is the best timing and how it is critical to surrender control to Him.  It took me years to be okay with Acts 1:7.  It may have been my life, but God said, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons which the father has put in His own authority.”  This scripture is proof of His timely plans.  He makes everything fit into place exactly as it is supposed to fit.  However, we need to be listening for His voice to sound in our hearts.  Sometimes it’s a gentle whisper.  If we are too busy orchestrating the plans ourselves and we aren’t careful, we won’t hear it.  If you’re asking God for answers, set some time aside to be still.

I direct a children’s choir.  When I am in the classroom, I tell my little ones that I expect it to be “pin drop quiet.”  This means if I am speaking or having them doing some type of silent lesson, I expect them to be quiet enough in the room to hear a pin drop.  Sometimes we are so busy begging God for what we want, that it becomes impossible to hear His still small voice speaking to our hearts.

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  (N.K.J.V.)

When we are still, peace can enter into our hearts.  When I practice this, I experience freedom.   I implore you… Take a little time every day to be still.


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