Posts Tagged ‘waiting’

Waiting on God?

‘Not to become Impatient!

Wither we are waiting in a que of anything or that of an answer to prayer, we must learn to be patient with our circumstances?

Those first Disciples of our Lord were told to wait in Jerusalem, for the out pouring of the Holy Spirit! But they did not know it would be only ten days, as we do 2000 years later!

But they did not sit about in this period but got on with the business of the early Ekklesia and then to their joy what was promised came and infilled them with gifting and empowerment to serve thousands across the Roman Empire and into many lands further a field!

Proverbs 8:34,   Mark 11:24,   Acts 1:4,  12-26,   Romans 12:12,   Ephesians 6:18,  1 Thessalonians 1:3,   James 5:7,   2 Peter 3:9,    Jude 1:21.

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Waiting. Part-Two.

Simeon. An Example.

This is a good way of understanding how to wait on the Lord, it is by our faith that we know that God hears us and keeps His promises to us. Our experiance of the Lord may not be on the same scale, but what ever it is it will be dramatic for us and worth the waiting,

Psalm 25:21,  33:20,  62:5,  Luke 2:25, 38.

Waiting. Part-One.

Don’t give up!

The waiting game is a hard place to be for all of us, it could be the parcel in the post or the email that is the answer to a job, a date, a refund. We could be waiting for blood results from the hospital, a letter from the GP, a Job interview.

The time to us seems longer than it actually is, this was the same with the Disciples. They had to wait for His resurrection and then to see Him and then when He left the stay in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be poured out.

We must learn to wait on God and not give up, because Jesus always has the best for us.

1 Chronicles 23:8,  Psalm 27:14,  37:34,  Proverbs 20:22,  Romans 8:25.

Don’t leave….wait here.

These are the final words of Jesus before his ascension back to heaven to his disciples. They are told to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promised comforter, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to empower the Church. Acts 1:3-5, Luke 24:44-53.

Waiting is a hard game, if you wait to long for something naturally you start to doubt.

But Jesus gave them 10 days to wait and they kept themselves busy during that period. Acts 1:6-12.

Much later those same disciples were able to give a powerful testimony of all of these tremendous events for us. 1 John 1:1-10.

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