In the following days His Spirit continues to flow bringing a greater depth of communion with the Lord. In an outpouring of your praise and thanksgiving you begin to sing your own songs and speak in different unknown languages. If only you could find a place with others who want to sing the new songs of heaven.  The benefits of touching heaven is changing and bringing you new perspectives of being a child of God.  A fresh confidence and strength releases further joy within you as the Lord reassures you, “Wait, to be amazed and astonished at what I am going to do.”

You determine to research further to find Christian gatherings in Britain where the songs of heaven are being sung by God’s chosen composers.  These appear to happen at meetings which  draw people from a variety of churches. Browsing the internet while drinking a hot chocolate you look for a church near you that might have a similar desire to see the Lord pour out is His Spirit and move again as He did at Pentecost.  One place looks promising, it’s about a forty-five minute bus ride and you consider, while brushing your teeth, if you should go there this Sunday.  In your head is the sound of someone clearing their throat with the inference, ‘excuse me?’ That makes you think perhaps not!

Once in bed you reach for the notebook where you jot down Sunday sermon notes and read: ‘Don’t rush ahead. Learn to wait.  King David returned from war, found everything had been stolen, and was harangued and threatened with stoning by his men.  He encouraged himself in the Lord, was strengthened, provided for, guided by, and all was restored along the spoils of other conflicts’.  To ‘wait’ then is important! ‘Wait’ apparently is mentioned one hundred and six times in the Bible, and thirty-five more if including ‘waiting’.’  Psalm 91 comes to mind, isn’t that about waiting and renewing your strength?  Wrong reference, but nevertheless the words are very apt and speak into your life. “Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Your experience under those lamp posts revealed a double shadow, you dwell in His shelter, assured of resting in His shadow, you fall asleep.

Word:  “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

Worship:  “Everlasting God”  Chris Tomlin   5 mins

Key 19 – Waiting