God does not work to our schedule but knows the right time for all things
Reference: v.7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority." (NIV Bible)
Explore: Open confession time: I am a task-orientated person! This means that I work well to deadlines, my life is controlled through my diary and I like to know all the details. So, I'm sure you can understand my frustration when I try to schedule God into my yearly planner but then He doesn't fit into my structure. Sometimes I feel that He hasn't noticed my memos or has totally forgotten about our appointments!! And then I read Acts 1.7 and discover that no matter what I do or what I say, God is never going to let me know how to 'fit Him in' to my schedule.
Application: God is not to be boxed. We can't schedule Him in or decide for ourselves when it would be best for Him to do the things we desire. And so all we can do is trust Him. While God may seem like a bit of a loose canon compared to my daily routines, He knows what is best, He loves all people and works to the good of those who love Him. While we may not know what He has planned for us every step of the way, we must have faith that He loves us, He will always be there for us and He truly wants us to live life to the fullest.
Prayer: Oh Lord, forgive me when I get frustrated and want to hurry things along. May I have enough faith to know that all things are in your mighty hands. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.