Devotion 1/18/11

Acts 1:13-14 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Jesus had departed, but not without giving instructions to His disciples. Before He departed, Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. As they gathered, they did so with the right mind and attitude. As they gathered to await the arrival of the Spirit, they spent time with the presence of God through prayer, for they were in search of guidance. Their needed guidance was a direct result of the loss of Judas. Some might say that the loss of Judas was not anything to be concerned with, but their concern was not the losing of Judas but the finding of his replacement. All in all, as they gathered to wait, they continued to do all that they could for the sake of the gospel. The disciples understood the magnitude of their service. Can we say the same for ourselves? Are we found waiting when we should be seeking? It’s imperative we understand that there will always be tasks that need our attention, thus we must never be sitting around when we can be serving all around.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me refuse to sit when I could be serving.

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