by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
This past Sunday we focused on the Ascension of Jesus’ return to heaven, reflecting on the significance of that monumental event for our lives as well as its importance in God’s overall plan for the restoration of all of creation. Among Jesus’ parting words were that the apostles were to remain in Jerusalem until they had received power from on high.
Notice, Jesus did not tell them how long it would be until this happened, they were simply to wait. Put simply, they had to trust the word of God again. Their wait was ten days.
In a like manner, have you noticed how often God asks us to wait? When we do wait and act in His timing, He gives us the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish what He desires. What would have happened if the apostles had taken off on their own? Nothing.
As it was, they waited, they received the Holy Spirit’s outpouring, and those eleven men were used in changing the history of the world!
The Holy Spirit filling your life will change the world around you as well. Live your life in God’s timing and in His power.