Have you ever been in a situation where you had no other options but to wait for something to happen. In our Christian walk we are required to wait and trust God. There is not a question of if God will answer our petitions: our question is when will he bring our long held desires to pass. The greatest challenge we face as children of God is waiting on his perfect timing. Much like a child we want it now, but consider this: sometimes our now is not the proper time. If you are baking a cake, taking it out too soon will leave a great undone mess. It’s better to wait. This is exactly what the disciples did when Jesus told them to go to the upper room and wait.
The Lord doesn’t abide by our time schedule, and I suppose after several days of waiting, they could have realized that it was taking a lot of time for this promise to come to pass, but instead of watching the clock, they offered up praise and worship. In Acts 2, we read the account of what happened on that day:
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
We often get so wrapped up in time that we forget to appreciate the journey of life. In the following Christian Declaration of Independence, we learn how to be free.
The Christian Declaration of Independence:
I am free from failure for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
I am free from want for “my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus: (Philippians 4:19).
I am free from fear for “God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
I am free from doubt for “God hath given to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).
I am free from weakness for “the Lord is the strength of my life” (Psalm 27:1) and “the people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32).
I am free from the power of Satan “for greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world” (I John 4:4).
I am free from defeat “for God always causeth me to triumph in Christ Jesus” (II Corinthians 2:14).
I am free from Ignorance, “for Christ Jesus is made unto me wisdom from God” (I Corinthians 1:30).
I am free from sin “for the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth me from all sin” (I John 1:7).
I am free from worry “for I am to cast my cares upon him” (I Peter 5:7).
I am free from bondage “for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (II Corinthians 3:17).
I am free from condemnation “for there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). Author Unknown
Are you ready to be Free? Today is the day of salvation. May the Lord richly bless you.
In the link for this week’s Lattereign, we are encouraged to Keep on Trusting- You will Overcome