Starting to Wait

By the time we get to these 10 days, there no telling what things will look like. Maybe for some of us stay-at-home orders have been lifted. Maybe some of us have gone back to work. Maybe it’s all still the same.

Whatever it looks like, let’s put ourselves back in that Jerusalem upper room praying for God’s Spirit to come and change everything. If you’re like me, this is going to be a challenge. I’m horrible at two things: listening and concentrating. But whether it’s taking 5 minutes before you get out of the car at the grocery store, getting quiet during the kids’ nap time, getting up earlier, or just stepping outside for a few minutes of concentration, how can we focus on crying out to God and taking the time to wait and listen for an answer?

I keep hearing Jesus’ call in Revelation, “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev. 2:7). As much as it depends on us, let’s give our ears the time and space they need to do their job. Let’s see if we can hear what the Spirit is saying to his churches.


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