The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Galatians 4:4-7

Have you ever wondered about God’s timing? Why were you born when you were and not one to 1000 years earlier? It says in Psalm 139:16, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” [1]

God knew the exact time and location of your birth before you were ever born. Why? God has a plan for you, and it involves being born at the right place at the right time to carry that out. God has put a lot of thought into your life. As we seek the Lord, He begins to unfold his plan for our lives one day at a time. 

The Lord also had a perfect plan and timing when he sent His son Jesus into this world to rescue us from our sin.  It says in Galatians 4:4-7, “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.”[2]

We could not keep God’s law, but Jesus kept it perfectly in our place. Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for our sins. It was only God that could pay the price to redeem us or buy us back. When we place our faith in Jesus as our Savior, He adopts us as His children. As a believer, you are a child of God. You are not a distant relative, but a son or daughter of God. You have been adopted into His family.

As we seek the Lord, He has perfect timing for all that He wants to unfold in our life. Sometimes, God’s timing in our eyes seems like it needs to be adjusted to fit my plan. Although we may be adults, we are not much different than small children who can’t wait or understand the big picture. This is where we simply have to trust the Lord that He knows best. When that happens, I like to reflect on these verses from Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. [3]

Where is the Lord calling you to trust in His timing?

[1, 2, 3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Psalm 139:16, Galatians 4:4-5, Proverbs 3:5-6). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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