Chapter-a-Day Acts 1

DrivingHe told them, "You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:7 (TM)

"How long until we get there?" I would bug my dad as we drove our Mercury Marquis station wagon with wood paneling on the side to the border of Canada each year for family vacation.

"How long until we get there?" my daughters asked multiple times as we drove to the lake the past few weekends.

The desire to know what’s going to happen and when it’s going to heppen is rooted deep within us. Whether it’s how long until we arrive at our destination, how long until we meet "the right one", how long until God blesses us with a child, or how long until Jesus returns, we want God to let us in on His plan and His timing for our lives.

But, Jesus didn’t promise us a crystal ball, a horoscope, an eight-ball, or a ouija board. Timing and the future are not our business, they belong to our Father in heaven. He’s the dad driving this station wagon called life, and He will let us know when we get there.

What God did promise was that His spirit would come and dwell within us. That is a precious gift and not to be overlooked. For, while we may not know God’s timing, He dwells within us to bring peace, patience, and joy in the midst of our anxious wait.

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Acts 1”

  1. 7-8He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit.
    We noticed the same verse again, Tom. This has been one of the lessons in patience for me this year. There is a song that I love by the Martins called “Wait on the Lord” that speaks to a different passage of scripture. When dealing with youth I have had to give it to God and wait on His timing. I’m learning!

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