"Do not just hear the Word of God and think hearing is enough. DO what it says!" James 1:22

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Acts 1
It sure is difficult to wait.
Very few students in our class thought waiting was easy.

When I left the room
and made everyone wait
it proved to be a bit more challenging for most
of the students than they thought it would be.
Of course, there were some students that talked.
These students didn't get in trouble
but I did ask them if they were bored
and that is most likely why they talked.

Waiting doesn't have to be boring.
In Matthew 25:1-13
(ask your student what is in these verses-we read them in class,)
Jesus tells us how waiting is actually a time
for us to PREPARE for what is about to come.

Think about it...
if you've ever been to a carnival or theme park
(such as Kings Island or Holiday World,)
we spend much of our time WAITING.
But while we wait, we "prepare"
for the ride or booth for which we're waiting.
We chit chat with our friends in line with us.
We "mentally" prepare if we're waiting for a thrill ride.
we even prepare while we wait for difficult events or happenings.
When someone is sick,
we may prepare for them a meal.
When someone is in the hospital,
we may prepare a gift of encouragement to take to them.
When we are in trouble and facing
having to discuss the situation with a parent,
we prepare our hearts to not only explain
but also to apologize, learn, and forgive.

In Acts 1:4-5 of our lessons this week,
we learned that Jesus told the disciples
for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
They didn't just sit around and look at each other.
Verse 14 goes on to tell us exactly what they did...
they prayed.

Through this lesson,
we can all see that God is faithful and keeps His promises.
The students were ask
how they might spend their time "waiting"
the next time they have to wait.
It is my prayer that each and every student
in our class will know that
TRUE POWER comes from God through His Holy Spirit
when we WAIT on the Lord.