- They dedicate themselves to prayer as they wait for the Lord to act (v.14)
- They select someone to join them in the work that is to come, filling the spot which Judas abandoned (vv.23-26)
What we see here is that though they are waiting for the arrival of the Holy Spirit, they are not being idle. Rather, they are preparing themselves for the ministry that is to come through prayer, fellowship, and leadership development.
Sometimes in campus ministry it is tempting to view the summer as a break from our Christian walk. But what we see here is that God calls us to view these down times as times of preparation. Like the early apostles, we are called to remain in relationship with God and fellowship with other believers. Furthermore, we are to seek God’s will through active prayer and meditation upon his Word.
Maybe you are also in a time of waiting this summer. If so, I would encourage you to make this a season of patient expectation. Spend some time reflecting on the question, “How can this chapter of my life be a time of waiting on the Lord?” Furthermore, think about the ministry that God might be preparing you for and take some time to dedicate it to God in prayer, asking him for guidance as well as for growth. It is my prayer that this time of waiting will be one that is life-giving and a season of preparation for what lies ahead