Embracing the unexpected

RE Verse reading–Acts 1:1-8 (day seven)  “Lord, is it at this time that you are restoring the Kingdom to Israel?”  (vs 6)  Another in a long list of things they did not expect.  The disciples had not anticipated the cross.  Certainly not the resurrection. Now, their question reveals that they are not expecting a chapter of world-wide, Spirit-led missionary expansion either. Paul will later say,  God is always “more than we ask or expect”  (Ephesians 3:20)  Question: How seriously do we take the idea that our plans are not His? How ready are we to embrace life when it is different than we expect?  We should be proud of these first followers.  In Acts 1:14  (read it next week) they return to Jerusalem and do exactly as He has commanded!  No pouting.  No resistance or doubt.   In inspiring fashion, they practiced what we preach (and sing). . .”Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way.  Thou art the potter, I am the clay.”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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