I know today is Pentecost, but the Bible opened to the Ascension and Jesus’ words about the timing of when we will receive the Holy Spirit:
When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
As a control freak, it is hard to not know when the Holy Spirit will come. I need a schedule, a date, a time. I need to make plans… don’t I? No — just one more reminder that it is not about my plans — I need to relinquish to God’s plans. I need to trust and have patience. I need to prepare myself for the Holy Spirit whenever the spirit comes. I cannot procrastinate or put it off til tomorrow. I need to be open and ready — and sometimes I just need to be quiet, so that I can listen.
Come Holy Spirit Come! Renew my spirit!