Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Journey with ACTS 1:7-8

Greetings Everyone,  

Here is the next segment of my Journey with Acts, this segment particularly made me think about why I do what I do. It also made me think about what I could to to better prepare myself for what ever God has planned for my family and I in the days ahead. The photo below is my first attempt at a theme for this Journey. Feel free to tell me what you think :-)

“He replied, ‘The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 1:7-8 NLT

This is a pretty common passage isn’t it? People use this all the time to encourage us to go forth and share the message of Jesus with the world around us. It serves as a reminder that we have a deeper calling than just going through the motions doesn't it? It is quite an amazing passage if you ask me but there is more to it than what most people think.

Read this passage again and ask yourself, why does Jesus reply this way? Is there something more that we are suppose to be seeing here? Once I did this I began to see the deeper message that is woven into the words of these two verses. While it is meant to encourage the believer, it is also meant to serve as a promise of restoration.

We are given a promise that the Holy Spirit will come upon us. Jesus promises those closest to him, and us today, that there is a purpose for our existence and that when the time is right, that purpose will be revealed to us. The father alone knows when he will restore his chosen people.

Did you know that we are all chosen? It’s true and Jesus will restore us to our divine purpose in life as and when He knows we are ready for it. I know I've been asking myself this lately, who knows though maybe soon a new path will be revealed to all of us. Don’t give up on yourself or whatever dreams you may have, in time your purpose will be revealed.

5/9/16, 1:20am

Blessings in Christ and thanks again for visiting us at "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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