Black Music Month Series, Finances, Patience, Trusting God

On Time God

As a little girl growing up in church my favorite time during the service was when the choir would sing.  Back then gospel diva Dottie Peoples was a very familiar face to the microphone at my childhood congregation in Chicago.  Every time she would come and grace us with her soulful voice and powerful lyrics, I would instantly feel something move inside me, even as an adolescent.  Once the beat of my much loved song would drop, my feet would get light, my hands would start clapping, and I would start praising Him singing along intensely.  I always knew the words to this song were serious but life has proven them to be so true.

Whether it was a bill being paid, a person removed from my inner circle, an answer to a plaguing question–God has always come through RIGHT on time.  Just this morning the enemy tried me and had me question my financial situation but I was quickly reprimanded.  I had a flashback over the past few months and He was sure to remind me of the four mini vacations I had been on since becoming unemployed just a couple of months ago.  I trusted God to provide the funds for that but I questioned next month’s bills.  “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”(Psalms 37:23-25 KJV)  

As Christians it is imperative that we know and understand the difference between kairos and chronos.  Chronos refers to time that can be measured on a clock or calendar in the natural.  In contrast, the word kairos is a spiritual term meaning “the appointed time in God’s purpose.”  In this particular situation, my hope that He had already worked it out was threatened simply because the days of the week (chronos) were coming and going but I was still uncertain as to how and when God was going to move.  However, just knowing the God we serve, I am certain that He will always show up when HIS moment is right (kairos).

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for the many promises that You will not forsake the righteous.  I ask that You continue to give me the strength to rest on those same promises when life gets rough.  Please feel free to remind me that my time isn’t necessarily Your moment but You will always be there when I need You the most.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

This week I EMPOWER you to stop watching the time in the natural but rather wait for that very second in the spirit when everything God promised you is RELEASED!  Until then praise Him for just being Him!  Have a blessed week ladies! 🙂

Remind yourself that’s He’s an “On Time God” with Dottie People’s classic hit:

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Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management.  Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn” Isaiah 54:17.

10 thoughts on “On Time God”

  1. Amen!!!! Tasha I am in that same boat now of not knowing when God is going to step in & help pay these bills. I just keeping telling myself He’s going to work it out.

    1. And He will ma’am! Just continue to stay faithful and rest assure that God has your back. Remind yourself that it may be Monday but God has already stepped into Friday and paid the rent… Just Know!! That is the blessing in KAIROS!!! So considered it DONE girl!

  2. Tasha this is one of my FAVORITE gospel songs… and ironically before I opened your blog I was just sitting over here thinking about my finances and wondering when the rain was coming. You are sooo right, I have done MANY things in my life on a shoestring and NO budget at all. He ALWAYS steps in right on time. I am still living and breathing and according to the scale I am definitely not going hungry 🙂

    1. Well Ms. Lundy it seems like our proof is in the history… God has a great track record for us thus far so why did we think anything would change now?!? I believe that is why I LOVE this song so much because Dottie was surely telling the truth when she said “He may NOT come when you want Him but He will be there right on time!” So when its all said and done we know Jesus is on His way just stop watching the time and let Him be!

  3. Thanks Tasha. Everyday I sit and think about how old I am and another year is coming up in two months. I feel like I’m not where I want to be financially, emotionally, or spiritually. This message helped me to understand the meaning of time. Wonderful song God is always on time.

    1. Amber, its not where you are now but where you are going! We are ALL works in progress battling within this world of sin but the wonderful thing is God understands. He has great plans for us but there is a process that we must go thru before our blessings are released in kairos. Continue praying and stay faithful knowing that Gosd will always be there right in time. Yeah you may be getting older but you and God are shaping and molding your relationship and thats all that matters!

  4. Very educational and inspiring Tasha! You taught me something today! I will be sure to remember that my chronos has nothing to do with His kairos. Another scripture that comes to mind when I read this is 2 Peter 3:8: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. Our time is so minor compared to his! Thanks for shedding a new light on patience!

    1. Thanks girl! Bishop Walker did a sermon once explaining the two but I never seen an opportunity to relay the message… That was over a year ago and God reminded me of the entire lesson! Thank you Lord!!! I really appreciate that bible reference… a perfect example of the HUGE difference between the two!

  5. YES MA’AM!!! I was just singing this yesterday encouraging my self in the Lord! I needed your words today, to remind me to flashback to those times of him being so on time!

    1. Kay, truth be told we ALL have to do that sometimes!!! We all have to take a trip down memory lane and see all the times God stepped right in when you thought He had forgot… He never forgets but the God we serve is one of order so He will NEVER rush for everything but instead He will be there ON TIME!!!

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