Those who wait on the Lord

RE Verse reading–Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-18 (day two)  “He commanded them to . . .wait for what the Father had promised.” (Acts 1:4)  “They returned to Jerusalem. . .(and were) continually devoting themselves to prayer”  (1:12, 14)  I cannot think of anything I hate worse than waiting.  The ultimate insult to my self-absorbtion.  Why are the people in the check-out line so slow?  Why is traffic?  Why does God require me to seek His face in patient prayer when I have so many pressing things to do?  None of us should miss the Lord’s purpose in this common frustration.  Waiting on the Lord is a spiritual exercise.  It teaches our souls that WHAT we want and WHEN we want it is not central to the story.  Larger issues are in play than our convenience or momentary happiness.  Until we learn to wait, God cannot fill us with His Spirit because our pride is too much in charge.  “Those who wait upon the Lord will gain new strength”  (Isaiah 40:31)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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