Are You in the Waiting Room?

It’s no secret that I despise waiting. Don’t judge me too harshly. I’m sure there are a lot of people reading this who are a lot like me.  I’m not a patient person. I hate waiting in lines. I hate waiting in the drive-thru. I hate waiting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Truth is, we don’t come into this world with patience built-in.  It is a discipline that we have to learn.

Jesus commissioned the disciples to GO into the world and then commanded them to WAIT.  Why? He knew that they COULD NOT go in power until they had been endued with power. Jesus had put them in a waiting room.

That waiting period lasted 10 days.  Ten days they waited in wonder not knowing what to expect.  Ten days of waiting in worship. I imagine they were praying and praising in the midst of the waiting.  Ten days of waiting in weariness. Surely the events of the past few weeks was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There was worry in the waiting as their doubts and fears began to speak loudly. There was a lot of wavering. They watched 380 other disciples leave in the waiting season. However, at the end of the waiting, they found themselves in the perfect position to receive the promise!

Their waiting room became the upper room!

My friend, if you feel like you’ve been in a season of waiting, know that you are in good company! Your waiting room can become an upper room as well.  

On Sunday I shared the story of Gipsy Smith, who taught those seeking the Lord to go into a room, draw a circle on the ground, get in that circle and ask God to transform everything in that circle.  In other words, find a waiting room and tarry there until the power of the Holy Spirit comes.  

So what are you waiting for?  Really?  What is it you’re waiting for?  

With the answer to that question, go turn your waiting room into an upper room! You need not wait for Sunday.  You can find that place right now.  Get alone before the Lord and invite Him to come.  He promises to come close to those who come close to Him.

Believing for revival,

Daniel Norris