Waiting – Day 1

“ . . . theology is not enough, formulas are not enough to explain the Unity and Trinity of God . . . It is a personal communication which God alone can give, and the task of giving it belongs to the Holy Spirit, who is the same love which unites the Father and the Son.

The Holy Spirit is the fulness and the joy of God.

It is so difficult to speak of these things. We have to babble like children, but at least, like children, we can say over and over again, tirelessly, ‘Spirit of God, reveal yourself to me, your child.’”

Carlo Carretto, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants, 193.

Read: Acts 1:1-14

Without Jesus for the first time, his community of biological and spiritual family gathered in a room together for focused prayer, waiting for Jesus to send the Spirit. Whoever we are with, whether church or nuclear family, let’s pray like we desperately need the Spirit to energize and move us out of the room. Because we do.

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”


Holy Spirit video


One thought on “Waiting – Day 1

  1. Nathan here. I was struck by Jesus’ words to the disciples in Acts 1:7-8. When the disciples basically ask what their new normal is going to be and when it’s going to all solidify (questions that I’ve been asking God), Jesus tells them that’s the wrong question. God has the authority to order things and only he knows what’s supposed to happen next. But then reminds them, what you will get soon is not an answer but power in my Spirit.

    I was reminded that we don’t need to know what’s coming next. Our job is to walk in step with the Spirit just as the disciples had walked following Jesus for three years. Every day is a new day doing that. We don’t need a forecast or a program. We just need to wait on and walk with Jesus.


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