fredag 2. juni 2017

What they did - a time for everything *

What they did may seem an obvious thing to do, but actually it was an initiative that the disciples took themselves:
They all joined together constantly in prayer
Acts 1:14
In reflecting over what the disciple did right while they were ‘waiting’ - because it was ‘waiting’ Jesus had asked them to do (1), it becomes evident that prayer became their central focus. And ever since it has been one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith and practise. The eleven who failed to watch and pray for one hour with Jesus now spent the ‘waiting time’ praying. ‘Waiting” for the Lord is a form of prayer in itself, and the waiting gives power (2). Although it may sound like a lot to pray for ten days, it does not feel that way for those who do it.

I have several times participated in 24/7 prayer-weeks. Before I did my first one, I thought it was an impossible task, but it was good to set aside time to seek the Lord in this a way. Praying is waiting and waiting is praying.

‘Manna’ for today:

Choosing prayer is never wrong!
(1) “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised” Acts 1:4
(2) but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength Isaiah 40:31
 'A time for everything' is connected with the Bible's teaching about a 'season for every activity' Eccl 3 This series is about the teaching in the time between Easter and Pentecost 

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