Join the 30-Day Bible Reading Challenge!

To be true women, women who know the Truth, we have to be in the Word! That’s why here at Revive Our Hearts, we’re kicking off the new year by focusing on just that. We want to invite you to join us in our 30–Day Bible Reading Challenge as we walk through the book of Acts together. Each day features Scripture, a devotional, a prayer, reflection questions, and further tips for studying the Bible. We hope you’ll join us! Sign up here.

(You can still sign up after January 1, and you will get all thirty days of content!)

Today on the blog, we’re giving you a sneak peek! Here’s Day 1 . . . 

Waiting on the Spirit’s Power

The Holy Spirit is right on time. 

Today’s Reading

Acts 1:1–26

Verse

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.” —Acts 1:4

Devotional Content 

Why did Jesus ask the disciples to huddle together and wait after His ascension? Why not strike while the proverbial iron was hot? Rally the troops when everyone was still abuzz about the empty tomb? 

The disciples couldn’t have grasped it fully, but they were about to turn the world upside down. The gospel would be unleashed on humanity through this ragtag bunch. It was a feat they could never accomplish in their own human strength. They were destined to fail without the Spirit’s power. Christ instructed the disciples to wait because they needed the Holy Spirit, the “Helper,” that He promised them.

I know there are areas where you are waiting to see God move. We all have them. If we were writing the story of our lives, perhaps this chapter would be in the books already, and yet we’re still waiting. Though painful, waiting is a reminder of how much we need the Helper in our lives. We can rage against the waiting, or like the disciples we can huddle together and wait to see God move. Together, let’s choose the latter and bank on the truth that the Holy Spirit is always right on time.

Prayer 

Jesus, thank You for seasons of waiting. Use them to teach me to depend on You. Show me how to wait for the Spirit’s power instead of trying to make things happen on my own.

Reflect and Respond:

  • Can you think of another time when the Holy Spirit was right on time in Scripture?
  • How about in your own life?
  • What is one area of your life where you are waiting for the Holy Spirit’s help?

Go Deeper 

Since you’re going to be reading in Acts for the next thirty days, take some time today to understand the context of the book as a whole. Ask yourself, Who wrote the book? To whom was it written? When was it written? What are some major themes?

(Remember, you can sign up for more of this challenge here!)

 

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About the Author

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is a popular author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.