While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “This,” He said, “is what you heard from Me;
- Acts 1:4
Our scripture for today lands us at the start of the book of Acts, and here we catch Jesus giving the disciples a clear command to wait!
Have you ever been in a scenario where you are eager to get started, eager to get going on a new project, eager to get going on that road trip, only to be told to wait?
Here the disciples are told to wait because the gift God the Father has promised to give them is coming — they just need to be patient and wait. The gift that Jesus is speaking of is the Holy Spirit.
The brief thought for us today is this….
Where in your life do you need to slow down and wait?
Where have you rushed ahead and you haven't asked God for his guidance?
Perhaps as this pandemic goes on you are longing for life to return to ‘normal’ and yet God has lessons he is wanting you to learn before you return to life as it was.
Throughout Jesus’ life we never saw him rushing around, his pace was slow. I encourage you today to consider your life — where do you need to slow down, perhaps even stop and wait — and invite the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and guidance for your next steps?
He is a good Father, He is the Good Shepherd and He deeply loves you and wants the best for you.
I would hasten to add as well that what he has for you is no doubt worth waiting for!