If we could all be in one accord, image how much we could accomplish! Today, we are celebrating the Day of Pentecost, when the Lord poured out his spirit on all flesh. It didn’t just happen, it was a result of seeking God in prayer. They were instructed to go to the Upper Room and pray until. It wasn’t revealed how long they would be in the Upper Room. Sometimes we have to be willing to trust, without knowing all of the details.
It is hard for me to step out in blind faith and just trust that God will have a plan for me. I know what it’s like to be disappointed by circumstances, so over the years I have been skeptical when someone has made promises. If it comes to pass, great, and I’ll praise the Lord, but if for some reason it doesn’t, I have learned to control my emotions so that I don’t feel the sting of broken promises.
Maybe that is a good thing, and maybe it isn’t, nevertheless, that is how I survive. God is good all of the time, when I have plenty and when I don’t. No matter where I find myself in the journey of life, I have learned to believe God. He is my provider, my healer, my comforter, my banner, and everything else that I need in this life. I am thankful that he saved me, and he has promised me that there is nothing that can separate us from his love, so I have nothing to fear.
The disciples were in the Upper Room to pray and wait for the promise, and when that promise wasn’t delivered immediately, they kept praying and believing until the Lord poured out his Spirit. It was a glorious time; one that started the New Testament church, but it never would have happened if they had not waited for it.
Today, we are a fast-food church expecting miracles in the instant that we pray the prayer, but how does God know that we are willing to trust him? If he gave us exactly what we wanted, when we wanted, without our investment, would we still live for him? If it doesn’t cost you, what is it worth?
In this week’s, Lattereign, we look at how Naboth was willing to face adversity to keep his inheritance. Are you willing to humble yourself