On Monday we saw how important it was to have first steps; the first steps being to build a solid foundation. Today we will look at how important it is to wait.
The wonderful thing about the book of Acts is that it connects the gospel with the letters that Paul and the other men wrote, which we call the Epistles. It’s also essential to see how the church first came together and became a movement that today is thriving all over the world.
First things first – these disciples were just simply told wait for the power of God to do the work that He had commissioned them to do. What was that work? It was to tell the good news to the whole world.
There was still however a significant plan. Step one – wait, step two – start telling the good news in Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria and finally to the whole wide world.
So as I look forward to Pentecost Sunday I remember that God has a plan and a purpose not just for the world but for you and me too.
So might I encourage you to do your first steps first and wait on God? Ask him what His plan and purpose is for your life. Remember God is not in a hurry. The disciples waited 40 days and I’m sure there were times they were wondering when is this event going to take place. Of course, we know it happened unexpectedly and that is often how God works out His plan. He does reveal His plans and I would encourage you never to forget the purpose in life He has for you – not your purpose or plan but His. This is vital. You need His power.
Let me leave you with a verse:
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.Isaiah 40:29-31
In other words, we can accomplish all things when we put the first things first and wait upon God.
Finally, let me encourage you that waiting upon God does not mean we do nothing. In fact, it means just the opposite. It means carrying on with our ordinary working day life presenting it to God and allowing God to unfold whatever He wants to achieve.
Stay safe and blessed