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).
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.