“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts [2:42]
I remember sitting in elementary school and hearing the teacher read the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop. Throughout the summer, the grasshopper would frolic and play without a care in the world. Meanwhile, the ant was focused and diligent in working every day to save up food for winter. When winter came, the grasshopper was not prepared and had no food saved up, while the ant did.
We know that there is no such thing as a perfect church. Yet, we can see from Acts [2:42] that the early church was committed. They were committed to a life in the Word and in prayer. This is foundational to us living out the same focus as the early church. The early church took the first steps in showing us that we may not be perfect, but we can be intentional and committed.
Is this an area where you feel that you can take steps of growth? Are you currently living a life that is committed in reading the Bible and to prayer? Have you allowed a busy schedule to knock you off track when it comes to this foundational commitment?
Lord, it can be easy in life to start to trust what happens on Sunday morning or during group to be enough to sustain me. I know that this isn’t enough. Daily I need to be committed to you in prayer and studying your Word. Thank you for reminding me today. Amen