Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Oswald Chambers said that the lasting value of our public service for God is measured by the depth of the intimacy of our private times of fellowship and oneness with Him. He said that some of us seem to jump like spiritual frogs from worship to waiting, and from waiting to work. God’s idea is that the three should go together as one. They were always together in the life of our Lord and in perfect harmony. It is a discipline that must be developed; it will not happen overnight.
As I was meditating on how worship, waiting and work can be merged as one at all times, three words came to mind - watching, waiting and witnessing.
“Wait for the gift My Father promised … you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:5)
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses …” (Acts 1:8)
Dear Father God,
I do not want to be a spiritual frog jumping around! As we learn from Scripture and literature how we can be wholehearted followers of Your Son, Jesus Christ, help us to remember to watch and pray. Fill us with the Holy Spirit. Help us to wait for the right timing. Empower us to be Your witnesses wherever You send us.
In Jesus’ mighty name I pray.
Lam Yee Ling