If Peter and the apostles needed the help of the Spirit, don’t we?
They walked with Jesus for three years; heard his preaching and saw his miracles. They saw the body of Christ buried in the grave and raised from the dead. They witnessed his Upper Room appearance and heard his instruction.
Had they not received the best possible training? Weren’t they ready? Didn’t they have a great message? Yet Jesus told them to wait on the Spirit:
Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised… the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4-5).
Learn to wait… to be silent… to listen for his voice.
Cherish stillness and sensitize yourself to his touch. All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene.
© Max Lucado.
Max is the best selling author of many many Christian books, a sought out speaker, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Max is in real life what you see in his book — someone who loves Jesus and loves the same kind of people that Jesus loves!
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