Thirty years old
Just getting into the book of Ezekiel and realized something I had never seen before – Ezekiel was 30 years old when he began his ministry as a prophet. Of course, Jesus was 30 when He started His.
I checked it out and sure enough, every priest that served in the temple was in training or an intern until he was 30 and only then could he serve as a priest.
I am really learning the importance of time to God. It seems that even though He lives in a place where time does not exist, He sure likes being particular about time with us. Ecclesiastes chapter 3 really takes on importance again.
Many men go through a mid-life crises around 50, I went through mine at 30. I feel kind of special right now because I worked out a lot of things in my life on my 30th birthday. I set my mind and my heart to follow Jesus, I accepted my call into ministry knowing that I would never have a salary that would provide me with more than I would need, and that I would die for my family – making them first in my life.
It was a difficult year but a great year when I look back at it today.
May we all take the time to watch God do His thing when its the right time to do it.