God’s Perfect Timing

God has a way of barging right in to our lives sometimes by providing moments of such sheer beauty they take your breath away. This happened to me in church today while the band played Revelation Song, one of my favorites.

A distinguished looking older gentleman was sitting a few rows in front of me and I couldn’t help but notice the tremor in his right hand every time he lifted it. Parkinson’s probably, which the man appeared understandably self-conscious about. As quick as his hand jutted out, he would instantly pull it back once it started to move.

Yet as the band played on and the delicate lyrics seeped in to our hearts, the length of time the man’s arm remained up, hand shaking violently for all to see, became longer and longer.

Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing, praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

I was literally brought to tears as I watched this man do battle with inner fears and insecurities and let his faith and desire to visibly worship God take over. I was a bit embarrassed too by my own inhibitions about public worship with two perfectly good arms.

The beauty of man’s weakness made perfect by God’s grace, balanced with a humility grounded in acknowledgement of my own flaws, it was all so perfect.

Thank you God for intruding in my life the way you do.

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20 Responses to God’s Perfect Timing

  1. A beautiful blessing today Tricia! Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Thanks for that great word from God. What an amazing God we serve.

    Be blessed for sharing his power. God is in a good mood.

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    So glad you wrote of how u were so moved T.

    Reminds me of a song back in the day: ‘This magic moment.’

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  4. You share a magical moment in time each of us is capable of experiencing. It’s amazing to me how we blind ourselves to this reality and choose to focus on nonsensical distractions instead. We can choose to experience a power of goodness beyond our understanding or choose to ignore this spiritual blessing in favor of living a life defined by anger, anxiety, frustration, depression and fear. Many believe there are no real choices; only the limitations imposed on us. This self confinement is a choice we consciously or subconsciously make providing excuses to justify our positions in life.

    I am blessed to have a friend like you to share my heart and honesty with. Although we clearly have different religious beliefs, we share a commonality in recognizing the importance and power in the spiritual component of life. This proves to me that religious differences need not divide a world at large. Instead, I believe it opens a door of opportunity to learn (religious beliefs) from one another by lowering our defensive natures and making it possible to harness a spiritual essence capable of uniting us.

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    • Tricia says:

      Well thank you Jonathan, I feel blessed as well to have you as a friend, one continually broadens my horizon of thought. Life is so much more interesting and enjoyable when we let down our defenses as you say and just listen and learn from others.

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  5. Al says:

    This is a beautiful description of a special moment for you. It certainly speaks volumes in the strength of the human spirit. I had a similar experience once that I posted about. I think you’ll appreciate it. https://thecvillean.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/a-day-late-but-definitely-not-a-dollar-short/

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  6. Great post, Tricia. It is such a powerful (anointed) song, I have it on my YouTube worship list and listen to it often. That Kari Jobe song and “Forever.” (I would love to be able to lift my hands).

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  7. Canuck Carl says:

    This was very moving just reading this Tricia and I can imagine what it would have been like to have been there. In God’s eyes this dear man is powerful, “God’s power made perfect in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9. Thank you for sharing this! 🙂

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