DCLM Daily Manna 10 September 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
TOPIC: At The Lord’s Time
TEXT: JOHN 11:1-11
KEY VERSE: “And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?”
DCLM Daily Manna 10 September 2018 Devotional Message:
Have you ever wondered why the popular saying, “God’s time is the best” has stood the test of time? This is due to man’s inability to discern God’s timing. Concerning His timing, it is written: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The word of God also assures that the Lord is on top of every matter that is time-bound.
Lazarus, a man whom Jesus loved, was sick. The Lord, upon hearing this, assured those who told Him that the “sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby”. It is important to note that if the sickness was not serious, Jesus would not have calmed those who brought the news. Despite Jesus’ love for Lazarus and his sisters, He did not hurry to arrest the situation. By the time He got to Judaea, sadly, Lazarus had already died. DCLM Daily Manna 10 September 2018 Devotional
This study teaches us some mysteries about the Lord Jesus. First, His love is so deep that He never forgets His beloved (John 14:18). Second, He may choose to attend to our desperate situations not when we demand or expect. He does all things in His time. Third, no matter the man-made obstacles on the way, Jesus will always have His way. Fourth, all things He does are done to glorify His name.
Jesus can come into our desperate situations, however seemingly hopeless, when we build a close relationship with Him through repentance and faith in His blood for cleansing from sin. If we are His, we should please Him. And we must trust His timing and perfect judgment.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: He makes everything beautiful in His time.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 42-43
DCLM Daily Manna 10 September 2018 Devotional was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.