Day 21 Until youâ€™re equipped with power from on high
He went on to open their understanding of the Word of God, showing them how to read their Bibles this way.
He said, â€œYou can see now how it is written that the Messiah suffers, rises from the dead on the third day, and then a total life-change through the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed in his name to all nationsâ€”starting from here, from Jerusalem!
Youâ€™re the first to hear and see it. Youâ€™re the witnesses.
What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until youâ€™re equipped with power from on high.â€ Luke 24:45-49 MSG
Today marks the 21st day and the third Sunday after Resurrection Sunday.Â We’re almost halfway there. Time ticks on…
This is another passage deep in meaning and significance. Jesus concludes by instructing his followers to stay here and and wait until you’re empowered ….
I’m not a big fan of waiting.
There’s a life lesson here about the divine timing of God.
God has an organization, a wise sequencing of circumstances that baffles my logic most of the time.
Does that seem true to you, too?
God takes the things that seem long delayed, random, happenstance and outright wrong and He uses them for good.
I think Jesus is saying here, “wait and trust the timing of God.” It’s gonna be amazing.
When we get out of God’s timing, things break down.
O Master Let Me Walk With Thee
O Master, let me walk with Thee,
In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care.
Help me the slow of heart to move
By some clear, winning word of love;
Teach me the wayward feet to stay,
And guide them in the homeward way.
Teach me Thy patience; still with Thee
In closer, dearer, company,
In work that keeps faith sweet and strong,
In trust that triumphs over wrong.
In hope that sends a shining ray
Far down the futureâ€™s broadening way,
In peace that only Thou canst give,
With Thee, O Master, let me live.
Words: WashÂingÂton GladÂden, 1879
I invite you to pray with me today.
â€œJesus thank you that your words are the words of life. Fill us with the fruit of your Holy Spirit today. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. Help me to walk in your ways, and trust the process of my heavenly Father.Â May Your kingdom come, and Your will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Â In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.â€
According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.Â Iâ€™ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.
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