Thought text: Acts 1:12-14
Have you ever been stuck between two opinions? Have you ever asked the question, “What do I do now?” Where do I begin? These were some of the concerns facing the disciples after witnessing the ascension of Jesus in the cloud. Remember, before after Jesus resurrection Peter and the disciples went fishing. Now, they are face to decide what to do now.
Jesus had informed them that they must tarry (wait) for the Holy Spirit to come. So they return to Jerusalem to what is believed the upper room. They all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.
The concern that there might still be people looking for them may have surface because of their previous involvement and relationship with Jesus.
Note 1: God can find a hiding place for His people in the midst of our enemies.
As believers we can expect even anticipate persecution for our faith and belief.
So they spent their time praying. Christians ought to continuously pray to God. They also made supplication (petition) to God.
Note 2: Prayer and supplication is a critical daily part of a Christian walk.
They had a new work before them, a great work to enter upon and prayer and supplication is necessary to accomplish the task. So while waiting they prayed and petition God. AND, they did this with one accord. This means they were together in holy love and there was neither quarreling nor discord among them. They kept the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace as they waited to receive the Holy Ghost.
I realize this may sound easy said than done, done we strive and move each day toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. How do you handle the situation and who do you turn to when times are too difficult.