October 12

Written by Bill Grandi on October 12th, 2022

If I was to give this devotion a title, I’m thinking God’s Impeccable Timing would be a good one.

I/we often hear or read of people who are recipients of something at “just the right time.” God came through in the nick of time.  I, personally, have seen God do that. One time our family made it home from a week at a Christian camp on 1/2 tank of gas. The drive was close to 3-4 hours. Unexpected expenses hit us and I prayed desperately. (This was before I used a credit card which I no longer do). The gas gauge never moved. But there was still the matter of food to eat when we got home. In the mailbox was a check for $100. This was July. It was from a speaking engagement in December where the pastor found out I had not been paid for speaking.

Yeah…God’s timing.

I could tell you more stories. So could Peter and C0rnelius in Acts 10. Peter had to be the most amazed though. Cornelius simply did what he was told to do. It was Peter who was experiencing God’s perfect work and God’s impeccable timing. I’d like to ask you to read Acts 10 for the full story. Pay particular attention to verses 1-23. (The rest of the story is great as well). I like what verse 9 says. And after reading that, please pay attention to verses 19-20.

God’s impeccable timing. Cornelius was sending men as he is told by God to do. As they approach where Peter is staying, he is on the roof having an encounter with a sheet filled with unclean food.  God was preparing Peter for his meet and greet with Cornelius’ men. That is called God’s impeccable timing.

He works in my life and your life the same way. One of the hardest things to do is “wait.” But when we keep in mind God has impeccable timing, it is in our best spiritual interest to wait.

Someone has said, “God is seldom early, but He is never late.”

You can put a nail through that promise.

And by the way: did I happen to say God has impeccable timing?


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Great promise to hang onto… I too have experienced God’s perfect timing… I think more often, I become inpatient and try to force something too soon. When that happens, I find myself getting anxious and even frustrated when things do work out as expected… When, I suspect, if I would allow God to simply work (in His time), I would have even more “perfect timing” moments. Thanks again for another great reminder to hang onto.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I, took, have experienced those “running ahead of God” moments only to find out He had planned something better…if I had only waited. Glad I could encourage you this morning Ryan.

  2. gail says:

    Great message, I too have experienced God’s perfect timing on so many things. I too have tried to “run ahead of God”, only to realize if my patience issue was resolved things would be better. I think I often criticize the Israelites, for not following God and being patient, and even with reading the Bible, I still have not learned the lesson myself, my patience still gets the best of me at times.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Gail. I think if we are honest patience gets the best of us all. Lack of patience that is.

  3. I love that you shared your personal story about God’s impeccable timing, Bill. It is so true that God is never too late, isn’t it? As we travel (don’t share!), I’m noticing His presence in so many blessings along the way. I hope I will be able to share in a meaningful way the power He has displayed as Danny and I travel to see Danny’s brother/family and our grands.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Martha. It is only one that I could tell. I’m sure you have some you could tell