1 Corinthians 15:9-10, Psalm 37:7, Hebrews 10:35
'God is asking us to wait', said my pastor at our monthly prayer meeting, ‘but most of us find waiting for the bus difficult, let alone anything else!’. This got me thinking about God’s call to us to wait, especially at this time of Pentecost when we wait for the promise of the Father. Fortunately there is a huge difference between waiting for a bus and waiting for the Holy Spirit!
The huge and important difference is promise. God has promised to send us the Counsellor. We can trust in His unshakeable Word. But we must wait actively, and not put our feet up. The disciples waited expectantly in the upper room and sought the face of God in prayer. It wasn’t long before they had an amazing encounter with the Holy Spirit and were baptised in fire. Let’s wait, and not give up, for God will surely come to those who seek Him with all their hearts.