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Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Morning Devo - The Day After

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Wow, what an exciting time that must have been. I have been in prayer meetings/Bible studies where the Lord has been present in mighty ways, and the exhilaration is hard to describe. The euphoria carries forward into the next day and sometimes even longer. Everyone is all smiles. Phone calls go back and forth between one person and the next. It's amazing.

A lot of euphorias have a down time eventually. We can't live forever in that exciting moment in the past--we have to remember we have that great commission from Jesus to go out and make disciples.

As long as there are still unbelievers, there will be the necessity to go and do. Some of us are a little less able to go, but we can still do. He has work for all of us--all we need to do is ask what. The thing we absolutely cannot do is rest on our laurels. We might have done wonders (or seen wonders) yesterday, but what about today? Or tomorrow?

What if there aren't any miracles today? Will you leave Him? He was exciting yesterday, but is He boring today?

Are we Pentecost junkies? Or can we keep going when it's humdrum or even when people make fun of us or worse?

Lord, You gave us the power to be disciplers on Pentecost, but sometimes we forget. Forgive us, remind us, and push us out the door. Thank You, Lord!