Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 30, 2013

Wait

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Acts 1:4. While he was with them, he declared, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait there for what my Father promised, which you heard about from me

The last instruction Jesus gave was to wait in Jerusalem for the fulfilling of the promise of the Holy Spirit.  At first the disciples were content to worship and pray together. But then they decided the should replace Judas.  We read (Acts 1:26.) “Then they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; so he was counted with the eleven apostles.”  They didn’t have the guidance of the Holy Spirit yet and resorted to their old methods of casting lots.  We don’t hear about Mathis again. God would be choosing Paul to replace Judas.  Before we judge the disciples too harshly for their impatience and taking matters into their own hands we must look at our own record.  How many times have we pushed ahead of the Holy Spirit’s leading?  Many times I’ve forced open doors that were shut.  That usually creates more problems than it solves.  Jesus never rushed.  Our question is will we wait for God’s direction in prayer nd use our impatient energy to obey quickly after we receive His direction?  We do the walking but God directs our steps and timing.

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