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In His Time


“Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime…You go on. I’m not going to this festival because my time has not yet come.” John 7:6&8 NLT


Throughout John 5 and 7, Jesus tells others His time has not yet come. He was not making an excuse but closely following God’s plan and timeline. Jesus knew God’s plan and will for His life because He was closely connected. We, too, can get to know God’s plans for our lives by being close to Him, patient in uncertain circumstances, and holding tight to His promises.


  1. Be close to God. You tend to know more about someone the closer you are to them. You begin to understand what they like and even know how they think. My wife and I feel about things similarly because we spend so much time together. We even buy the same stuff from the grocery store and end up with two of the same things.

Spend time in His Word. The Bible will speak to us, and often, by meditating on what we read, God will direct our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:148).

  1. Know what season we are in. Pastor Tantan gave an excellent sermon on the season we are going through. God is a god of order. He will train us each season to be ready for whatever is coming up in our lives. We must be observant and keep our eyes open to see where we are and what God is teaching and training us.
  2. Be patient and hold onto His promises. God has a process that we need to go through to handle the talents or gifts He gives. If we try to rush the process, we can end up with less than His best. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 and Psalm 37:7-8 “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.”


Heavenly Father, I come before you in the name of Jesus. I ask that we do the same as Jesus has kept to your plans and schedule. We ask that you teach and guide us in where you lead us. Please help us to take the time to be observant and know what season we are in. Please help us focus our eyes on you, not what others are doing. Also, help us resist the temptation to do things outside of your plans for us. Thank you for having beautiful plans and work for us. Thank you for your guidance and provision. Thank you for your love and grace! Thank you for your salvation! We love you and ask of this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen!



「イエスは答えられた、「今は私が行くべき時ではない。私の時はまだ来ていないので、この祭りには行かない。” ヨハネ7:6&8 NLT








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