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Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

John 7:1-9

The Right Time

My time has not yet come… v.6

I’ve learned in over 10 years of being married is that just because I want to talk about something or share some frustration, that it may not be the right time to do so. Am I in the right headspace? Is my spouse in the right headspace to hear me? Is it right before leaving for work and there won’t be enough time to process everything  and may ruin the morning? What I want to say or express may have value or need to be said, but it is just not the right time to do so.

Jesus’s brothers want him to travel to Jerusalem with them, thinking that it would be a great time to reveal himself to a wider audience. What Jesus has to stay is necessary and important, but is it the right time?

Discernment is crucial, especially when we have something important to to say or do. This is true not only in committed relationships, but in other areas in our lives as well. Thanks be to God that we have the Holy Spirit to help us discern the right time.

God of wisdom, guide us with discernment to know when to speak or act. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

Prayer concern: Couples in therapy

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