Last week, I shared with some of my friends about a donated Walk-in freezer/refrigerator valued at $70,000. Before conducting a meeting for our food pantry network, I mentioned to one of our Guest Speakers to keep his eyes open for any walk-in freezer for donation. He has been storing an unused walk-in freezer and just looking for the right recipient. It was donated to him 4 years ago but for some reasons, he cannot use it! He immediately offered it to me for donation. It was a perfect timing for me to ask the right person!
Last month, a church offered to donate 200+ crossbars and 100+ wire shelves for pallet shelving. I needed a truck so I called one our partners to borrow his box truck. As I was waiting for the truck key, I shared my excitement (receiving about $8,000 worth of shelving) with one of the employees. She was happy for me and she said that her husband maybe able to help install the shelves. Perfect timing!
Today, some shelves were assembled by her husband and his employees. I shared with him that we need some professionals who would be able to help us assemble the walk-in freezer. Immediately, he said that he and his crew would be able to assemble it! Another perfect timing!
Yesterday, I stopped by a very large food pantry that I am helping to establish. I was just checking how much food they received from a food bank that we partnered with. As I was leaving, the pantry coordinator asked me if I could use a small freezer that they do not need anymore. “Sure”, I said! What a timing! (You could see the donated white upright freezer in the picture above.)
I could have not plan all the things that happened. In all the instances above, I was unassuming and not even aware that God has been setting me up! Take a look at the story below.
In Matthew 17:24-27, Peter was looking for something but he found more than what he was asking for. He saw God’s perfect timing when He obeyed Jesus. He went to the right place at the right time and caught the perfect fish that has the exact amount of money they needed! I bet Peter’s faith catapulted when He experienced all the sequence of events. He knew he was being used by God to accomplish His purpose.
That’s how I feel right now. I know that I am walking in the right direction as I see miraculous things unfold before my eyes. That is why I am more excited walking “in the process” rather than seeing the end result. While “in the process”, I see God’s perfect timing, I experience supernatural things that I could not create and I hear the small faint voice saying, “Trust me.”
These kind of things do not happen to me all the time because of my human nature to force things and to run ahead of God. It is a tension between the natural and the supernatural, the intermingling of heaven and earth and, the interaction between a perfect God and the imperfect humans. However, in my faith walk, I become more cognizant of His Presence and His unconditional love for all humanity. Praise God for allowing me to see glimpses of His perfect timing.
God bless you!