Day 17 – Your wait’s almost over

Acts 1:1-8 (ESV)
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. 4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
According to our Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday. A day that marks the time when the Holy Spirit fell afresh upon the newly formed church. In this portion of scripture, the church is encouraged to wait (v4), for this coming promise. Have you been waiting? Thus far in our devotional study, we’ve looked at the various ways the Holy Spirit enhances our lives and most importantly, how He enriches our relationship with God. Now it’s time to get ready to really know Him. Not just be a fan of the Holy Spirit (like we’re fans of an actor or sports team – we know allot about them, but don’t truly know them), let’s now really get to know Him. The Joy of a Spirit-Filled Life is made manifest here at Pentecost Sunday and if you’re one of those who have been waiting upon Him, well…your wait’s almost over.