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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, May 9

Acts 1:7


He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or the dates the Father has set by his own authority.”


I have to admit, sometimes it bothers me when I hear of people claiming to have figured out exactly when Jesus will come again. They may have put together signs and interpretations from scripture that fit their theory. There is so much we want to know, but Jesus told us, “It is not for you to know.” We are not meant to know God’s timing, probably because we could not understand. We are meant to trust, and so we must trust God’s intent and timing in all things.


Holy Lord, I so long to understand and know you more completely. Help me to trust, and not worry myself with timing. Your timing is perfect, in a way that is beyond my knowing. Help me to find peace as I wait, and joy in your constant presence. Amen


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Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Acts 1:7

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.


As Jesus is about to be taken up to heaven he tells his disciples the above scripture.  As I grow In my spiritual maturity I realize my timing is not the same as God’s. Waiting teaches us to walk by faith, trusting God's timing instead of giving in to immediate self-gratification. To change the motives for our own desires. Sometimes I pray selfishly, only to discover how foolish I was in my request. God's delay in answering our prayers gives us time to see situations from His viewpoint. More important …


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Tom
09 mai

Acts 1:7

There is a phrase common in government and military contexts; information on a “need to know basis.” We made not have all the information we feel like we want to know, but God provides every bit of information we need to know. We are provided enough concrete information regarding God’s sovereignty, lordship, faithfulness and goodness, assuming our heart is opened to the Holy Spirit to give us that information. Faith, hope and trust provide the bridge between what we know and what we don’t know about God and that is sufficient.


Prayer - Precious Lord, help me to trust that my faith and hope in You is sufficient to meet all my needs. I turn each day, each…

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Acts 1:7.


The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.


We have learned little since Jesus said these words to the disciples. We are always asking when—when will I find a job, when will I feel better, when will my child find your love, etc. Like yesterday’s verse, this question of when involves trust. As much as we want an answer to almost everything, God’s timing is his own and we shouldn’t try to rush him by going off on our own without him.


Prayer: Gracious God, I pray for patience and understanding of your timing of the things in my life. Amen

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