Once when He [Jesus] was eating with them, He commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift He promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” … But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”Acts 1:4-5, 8 (NLT)
Waiting is hard for me. Hurry up and wait. That seems to be the way my life works. My life verse is about waiting on God … waiting on God for His promises.
Waiting on God for His promises takes us to the end of ourselves and the beginning of God’s work.Tweet
Jesus told His followers to wait. In fact, He commanded them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit, Who would give them boldness and power.
They waited in expectation and prayed in the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Expecting. Wondering if they had heard Jesus correctly.
“Did Jesus really tell us to wait? We have good news to tell the world. Jesus is risen! How long are we supposed to wait?“
In Waiting on God, Andrew Murray wrote:
“Come and however feeble you feel, just wait in His presence. As a feeble, sickly invalid is brought out into the sunshine to let its warmth go through him, come with all that is dark and cold in you into the sunshine of God’s holy, omnipotent love, and sit and wait there, with the one thought: Here I am, in the sunshine of His love. As the sun does its work in the weak one who seeks its rays, God will do His work in you.”Andrew Murray, Waiting on God
May you bask in the sunshine of His love and wait in expectation for His work in you through Jesus Christ, our Lord. May the Holy Spirit teach you and guide you in all your days as you wait on God for His promises.
Our Promisekeeper, fill these readers with hope and expectation as they actively wait on You. May they mount up on wings as eagles. May they run and not grow weary. May they walk and not faint. Bless, O Lord, and bring honor and glory to Your name. Amen.
By the way, my life verse is Isaiah 40:31.
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
How may I pray for you?
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