“COUNTDOWN . . .”

“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.”  Acts 1:8 NIV

 

Read:  Acts 1:1-11

With Thanksgiving just days past and today is the last Sunday in November, Christmas is only 4 weeks away!  As soon as it gets here, then we have only days before the year is officially over.

 

This must be the busiest five weeks of the year and no matter what we do, we can’t slow the clock or calendar down.  Take a deep breath and it will all be O.K.

 

Never enough time can become overpowering.  We can’t do all we think we need to do and there is someone who wants to add to our unending list. Demands upon demands.

 

Think you got problems?   Can you put yourself in JESUS’ sandals for a moment?  No, HE did not have to prepare for a party, buy 42 gifts for the family and an unending list of others or decorate to be one up on the neighbors.  HE had a short list; save the world with all HE could do in a matter of days before HIS Crucifixion.  And then, HE had to leave it all in the hands of the disciples who were still having problems trusting WHO they were following.

 

Did you ever think, you are one of JESUS’ disciples today?  JESUS has left you with the same responsibilities HE gave HIS original followers.   Will you do as HE wishes; or are you weak in faith and unsure if you can do the job HE has given you?   If think you are not equipped, think again.   JESUS has prepared you for this day and the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD is with you to provide all the strength and faith you need.

 

Today’s prayer: “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for the duties of the gospel message YOU have entrusted to me.  Help me to deliver YOUR message to all those I know and meet.  Amen.”