You might well find that the “thing” you were waiting for, as the fulfillment of all that longing, is very different than you thought it was.
The early Church had a job to do, and so do we. Jesus’s words in Acts 1 were not only for the first-century believers.
If I were the devil, I would do everything in my power to keep you from the Word of God.
Of his own ministry, in relation to that of the Lord Jesus, John the Baptist declared: “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30).
This Scripture has three traits plus instruction that are a guide from heaven about where we can turn when we don’t know what else to do.
With all the noise in our world, with all the information that bombards us, we can hear all those voices but miss the most important voice of all.
We might wonder why Jesus even asked this question of the disciples in the first place. Was it because He was ignorant of what they and others were saying?
I believe that God expects us to use our imagination, even as we recognize its limitations and flaws. If God didn’t want us to imagine what Heaven will be like, he wouldn’t have told us as much about it as he has.
When anxiety pushes us closer to God
If you disagree with someone, that’s fine. But don’t be obnoxious; be nice.