God Is Never Too Early or Never Too Late, But Is Always Right On Time!
Why was Jesus born at such a time on Bethlehem’s morning? We have to go back to the 400 silent years between the Old and New Testaments. It was prophesied throughout several areas in the Old Testament. We see specific verses 700 years earlier such as Isaiah 7:14. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 NASB
Imagine approximately 700 years prior The day God’s light cracked the darkness and brought hope to a world full of despair.
The birth of Jesus Christ was perfectly designed and ordained of God the Father. It drove controlling rulers, priest, and kings like Herod absolutely crazy. Even the Shepherds and wise men were anticipating the birth of Christ.
It can be frustrating when your life is not going as planned. Perhaps all hell has been unleashed on your life, your family, your world has been rocked. You may be crying out, “God where are you when I need you the most!” Your at life’s edge and desperate for an answer or deliverance. You’re determined to get the victory only to discover things are getting worse and not better. It looked grim when the king threw the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace or Daniel faced the lions in the arena.
“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, “Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?” They replied to the king, “Certainly, O king.” Daniel 3:17-18, 24 NASB
There was a fourth person in that furnace. It was Jesus right there with them in the heat of the battle. It was God’s perfect timing!
They trusted God even when it looked impossible. They knew how great God was to them. Their trial was not as great as the God they served was. It was God’s right time to make a statement just like the birth of Jesus Christ.
“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:4-6 NASB
My friend God is always right on time. Please do not quit or give in, He loves you and will somehow get you through this mess.
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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