Session 1

Waiting for God to move

From Acts: A 28-Day Devotional

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Jesus returns to heaven, and the disciples replace Judas. A lot is changing in the lives of Jesus’ first followers as they embark on leading the first Christian church.

Crucified! Buried! Risen! Everything Jesus said has proven true. More than a good teacher, more than a wise friend, Jesus is God of all.

Fear evaporates, and hope springs up as we encounter the risen Lord. Imagine the anticipation and excitement building among Jesus' followers as they waited for the Holy Spirit. What an amazing time to be part of the Church!

Jesus' promises and commands are as true for us as they were for the disciples. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The mission is not finished. God has called and empowered us to take the Gospel to the world.

Are you ready for God to move in your family? Do you long to see God at work in your workplace? Are you eager for God to change your community? The time for waiting is over. God is moving!

The activated church is the hope of the world. As we follow the Holy Spirit's lead and operate in His power, the Gospel spreads to the ends of the earth. People meet Jesus and their lives begin to change. The greedy become generous. The foolish become wise. The selfish become servants. 

Are you ready for change around you? If so, begin by asking God to activate something new in you.

Reflect:

  • What does this passage teach us about God? How does it apply to you?
  • Jesus tells the disciples in Acts 1:8 that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes. What comes to mind when you think of the word “power”? Does your life exhibit the power of God?
  • Who can you share the Gospel with today? Who can you invite to church?

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