Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He told His disciples to stay (Luke 24:49) and wait for the promise (Acts 1:4). Waiting is hard, but God designed waiting to be part of the process of life. We need to wait, pray, and let God build our faith as we hope in Him. His timing is always perfect. Pastor Robert shares how God still moves in our lives during seasons of waiting.
1. Where did they wait? Members of the early church met in the temple and in each other’s homes. But the Church isn’t just about a location, it’s about relationship with God and each other. Jesus told them the whole Bible is summed up in two commandments: love God and love others. While waiting on God’s promises, we should build our relationship with Him and with other believers.
2. How did they wait? Supplication means to pray with intensity and urgency. There needs to be intentionality and urgency in all our prayers (James 5:16). Jesus and members of the New Testament church prayed passionately, fervently, and frequently. The Holy Spirit comes when we pray.
3. Why did they wait? Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why we have to wait. We must trust that God is all knowing and all loving and has plan for our lives. God invites us to wait for our good, and He builds our faith in the process. When we wait, we are activating our hope. All of us are waiting for the promise of God in certain areas in our lives, and God’s timing is always perfect.