Monday, December 12, 2016

"The Now Time"

"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us".  Luke 2:15

"Let us now go".  Many times the Lord works through a process of time concerning His will for our lives.  But then there are times when we have to move into His will "now".  The shepherds could not put off going to Bethlehem until another day.  They couldn't decided to go next week to Bethlehem to see this new born King.  They had to go "now".  If they had waited they would have missed it. 

In our lives, in dealing with the will of God for us, there are times we have to learn to wait.  But there are times when we can't wait, but have to move right then.  If we don't move, we will miss it.  How do we know the difference?  That is not always easy know but there are some indicators that we can go by in order to know. 

There are key words we should pay attention to.  The angels said to the shepherds-- "unto you is born this day" (verse 11); "this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find" (verse 12).  In these words were instructions-- "this day you shall find".  God gives us instructions through His word.  His word came through the angels and told them what to do.  God's word will come to us through His Spirit, through His written word or through a "messenger". 

Another way we know is by the inward peace that He gives us.  "Fear not".  God is not the author of confusion and peace is our guide which "calls the shots".

Because the shepherds moved at the right time, they got to see something that no one else saw-- the new born King.  They got to be the first witnesses to the birth of the Messiah. They were in the right place at the right time.  Moving at the right time will put you where the Lord wants you and bring a blessing with it at the same time. 

Have a great day.  In moving into God's will there is a time to wait and a time to move now. 

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