After Jesus left the disciples, they returned to Jerusalem as recorded in Acts 1:12-26 , where they organized their ministry. The disciples along with about 120 followers including the women, Mary the mother of Jesus, and Jesus’ brothers all joined together constantly in prayer (v. 14).
Peter declared that another apostle would need to be chosen because the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those that arrested Jesus (v. 16). In organizing their ministry, we can see that they used scripture, prayer, and providence in making decisions.
Like the disciples, let us make today’s decisions by first going to scripture and then praying. Let us discern God’s will and receive divine guidance like the disciples did in selecting Matthias as the newest apostle. For prayer is our greatest power because we are speaking to the ONE with the answers
This day with You Lord, we pray for the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance. Help us to be your witnesses in our homes, places of work, and in our neighborhoods. Lord, there were only 120 followers in the beginning of Christianity as we read in today’s passage. Eventually these 120 changed the course of history forever. Like these first followers, help us to unify and continue in this growth process so that your Way is spread throughout the communities in which we live. We pray this in Jesus Name. Amen!