Wait For The Promise
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, which, He said, “you have heard from Me;”
No one likes to wait especially for something great and wonderful. We want what we want right now. And sometimes we jump ahead and force things to happen on our timing. Waiting on the Lord and His promises is not a simple task for most people.
Jesus instructed the disciples to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit to come upon them. That’s all the details they were given. They didn’t know how long they were going to have to wait. But what we see them doing is great. They were together in the upper room praying and seeking the direction of God. They were spending time together preparing for the next great thing to happen. They were eagerly awaiting the power of God to come. They were also taking care of business as they replaced Judas with Matthias. They were focussed on the things of the Lord.
What do you do when you are waiting on the Lord? It is important to focus on the things of God and never jump ahead of God’s timing. Waiting is sometimes referred to as suffering, but the suffering is part of our character building. Patiently waiting on the Lord requires self-control and wisdom. The reward is worth the wait. When you are in a waiting period of your life consume yourself with the Word of God, surround yourself with godly people, and focus on doing the Lord’s work.
Lord, I will wait patiently on You. I will seek You and search You with all of my heart.