Expecting God to Move
I hope you all are having a blessed week! The accent from Sunday's message from Acts 13:1-3 is that we would all expect God to work in us and through us for the advance of his kingdom. What a glorious privelege! Had the church at Antioch dismissed this posture of expectant prayer, fasting and worship, they would have missed out on so much fruit for the kingdom. They would have missed out on the procounsul believing and being astonished at the teaching of the Lord (Acts 13:12); they would have missed out on the Gentiles rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord (Acts 13:48); they would have missed out on the great number of Jews and Greeks believing on Christ (Acts 14:1); and they would have missed out on the joy of having Saul and Barnabas return to Antioch, gathering the church together and telling them the great things that God had done. They would have missed out on so much.
As a church, we don't want to miss out on any of what the Lord would have for us. There is great joy to be had as the Lord works in us and through us for the advance of his kingdom. My prayer is that we would worship, pray and fast for God to move and make clear the part we can play in his mission. Will you pray, worship and fast to this end?