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Be In Tune with God's Timing

Rev. Charles Oppong-Poku | February 7, 2024 | John 2:3-5



“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4 (NIV)



In John 2:4, we find a powerful reminder from Jesus to His mother at the wedding in Cana: "My hour has not yet come." This statement emphasizes the significance of being in tune with God's timings. He meant that if that is the hour when He is to begin His Ministry, such direction would have come from God, and God alone. In other words, regarding spiritual things, He was not there to do what His mother wanted, but rather what God wanted.


 In this verse, Jesus acknowledges a specific moment designated by God - the appointed hour for Him to manifest His glory. Jesus had to make it plain to all people that His divine mission was not to be influenced by the whims or the demands of fallen humanity, including His mother who was equally in need of His redemptive grace as you and me. Being in tune with God's timing requires patience and trust, understanding that God orchestrates events according to His perfect plan.


Just as Jesus recognized His divine timetable, we too are on a journey guided by God's timing. Sometimes, our desires or plans may be good, but they need to align with God's perfect schedule. Being in tune with God involves surrendering our plans to God and patiently waiting for His unfolding purpose. Discerning God's timing requires a sensitive spirit, prayerful consideration, and a willingness to submit to His leadership. When we seek His guidance, we position ourselves to move in harmony with His divine schedule.



In what areas of your life are you feeling impatient or anxious for things to happen? Are you seeking God’s guidance and aligning your desires with God’s timings? Embracing the truth that God has perfect timing brings peace and trust into our life situations.



Heavenly Father, teach me to be in tune with your timings. Forgive me for the times when I have gone ahead of you in my decisions. Help me surrender my plans and desires to your perfect schedule. Please grant me the patience to wait for your appointed moments, trusting that your timing is always perfect. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen!





DAILY word study: HOUR

The term "hour" in the Greek text is translated from "ὥρα" (hora). In this context, "ὥρα" refers to a specific time or moment.

In John 2:1-11, Jesus' use of the term "hour" suggests a divine timing or appointed moment for His actions and ministry. It indicates that Jesus is aware of His mission and the timing of significant events in His life, which are orchestrated according to the Father's will.

Jesus' reference to His "hour" foreshadows His eventual crucifixion and glorification. It highlights the divine sovereignty and timing in Jesus' earthly ministry, emphasizing His obedience to the Father's plan.


Reflect on the concept of divine timing in your own life. How does the idea of waiting for the "right hour" align with your understanding of God's sovereignty and plan for your life?

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