SATURDAY, January 15
“They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’”
We, must avoid what Justo González refers to as religious escapism. “Too often, we Christians remain with our sights set on heaven, and forget that we have been placed on earth in order to fulfill a mission.”
The disciples had a command from Jesus to return to Jerusalem and wait for God the Father’s promised gift, but here they were, eyes glued to the skies. In our own days, whether eyes fixed on the future or buried in the frustrations around us, we rarely take time to wait before the Lord and listen.
Way to Worship
Be encouraged by the words of this song of worship. Prepare your heart to listen to the Spirit of God.
Listen by Marvin Sapp
Way to Wait
Now, quiet the waves of the world. Lower your eyes from the ethereal search for Christ in the clouds. Wait and listen to the Spirit.
Once again, write your concerns down on a paper and carry it with you throughout the day. Create for yourself a few quiet moments every few hours to read through them again and ask the Lord to speak to you about them. Write down His response.