First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

How to Wait on the Lord

There are three events in the life of our church that were part of my motivation to spend some time in the opening chapters of Acts. This Sunday’s focus on prayer for our elections, next Sunday’s elections for new elders and deacons, and then Pentecost Sunday two weeks after that. These next three texts in Acts match up with those three events. I am trusting the Holy Spirit to be the one guiding and speaking to our hearts through His Word and into our lives, both personally and corporately. But what about GEMS Sunday? Does it fit in to all of this in some way? The theme for GEMS this year is “In His Steps.” It is based on I John 2:6 which says, “whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” One of the aims of their study this year is “to learn how to live by listening to Jesus and acting on what He says.” How do you do that when Jesus is not among us? How do you seek the will of God? How do you wait for the Lord? If you are at all impatient like I can be sometimes, then I have bad news, Christianity is waiting.
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