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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Funny (10/04/12)

TITLE: Timing is Everything
By C D Swanson


My friend and I had a good laugh earlier. I had called to see how she was doing, and she was right in the middle of eating. So, we laughed out of control. Allow me to explain so you too will perhaps see the humor in this particular scenario.

No matter what hour of the morning, noon or night...I always seem to call my friend when she’s sitting down to eat. Whether it is six in the morning,
or ten at night. One time it was midnight! My timing is completely off when it comes to calling this particular friend.

Today, on her way to the hospital for an operation the following morning, I called her. So, what do you think happened? She was in a diner taking a break from the four hour drive to the hospital (she lives in the middle of moose country wilderness!) and eating her lunch. Okay, so we laughed hysterically! My goodness, can I ever get it right? I even call her when she is sitting down to eat at a diner? It was just so funny.

It made me appreciate our relationship
and think of God, and His perfect will. And, His perfect timing which of course is just one of many attributes that our Sovereign God has.

His timing is NEVER off. I am sure He smiled and possibly laughed while I was calling my friend knowing full well that even on the road I was going to catch her eating! Lord, can you give me a hint when to call my friend in the future?

Lord is so wise. “…from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:10 NKJV

We begin to get the wisdom of the Lord as we get to know Him on a deeper level, and a deeper basis. Meditating on God’s word will provide insight into things we never knew we could accomplish or understand. But, while studying scripture and embracing His truth, all things open. We’ll emerge fully equipped to handle the world, and the evil in it. His words will fortify us as we grasp the full meaning of what our purpose is here on earth.

We are soldiers for Christ, each one of us with different gifts, different roles. Some are teachers, some are counselors, some are mentors, and some are one-on-one personalities. But, one thing is for certain, we are all soldiers in Christ. We are in training for the big day of eternity, where our true lives will begin. His promises are there for us should we
choose to accept them and embrace His ways.

He is a loving,kind and outstanding
God. A compassionate and forgiving God. An amazing God. He will never leave us, nor forsake us. Although many have turned their back on Him.

Some will never know Him. How that breaks my heart, I could only imagine what it does to His...

"For the Lord will not forsake His people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people.” 1 Samuel 12:22 NKJV

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/12/12
This is a lovely devotion. I liked how you shared a real moment with us and then showed how God's timing is always perfect even when we don't think so Nice job.
Dannie Hawley 10/13/12
What a hoot! At our house, we are on the receiving end... whenever we sit down to eat the main meal of the day, three ladies selling fresh vegetables come to our gate. It doesn't matter if it is an early dinner at 11:30, the usual 1 o'clock, or even 3 or 4 if it's been a busy day. We sit down to eat and the ladies are at the gate! At least now, we realize we are near the end of their circuit so hand them a glass of water to rest while we finish our hot meal. I agree, timing is everthing. Nice job!
Noel Mitaxa 10/13/12
I wonder if God is training you to be a telemarketer, because they always seem to phone our place as we are about to eat????
But seriously, this is well-earthed material that shifts our perspective from our own interruptions (to us or from us) to embrace God's view.
Good work, though some broken lines in the copy were a minor distraction. slightly
Hiram Claudio10/16/12
This was a well written story that had me smiling and laughing. I love the way you crafted into it the timeless truth of God's control and purpose in everything. Nice job!
Beth LaBuff 10/20/12
I enjoyed your humorous mis-timing phone calls with your friend. You gave me a big smile. Then your urgent message that follows is very timely in this day. Thank you for this devotional.