“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;”
As I thought through the upper room experience the disciples had in Acts 2, the message Peter preached (Acts 2:16-47) caught my attention. He attributed the move of God and the breakout of God’s spirit to the finished work of Jesus and the fulfillment of prophecy.
Before that day, the disciples were always meeting daily to pray, in fact, the Bible said they were all in one accord when the day of Pentecost came. One thing that amazes me is that Peter didn’t attribute the move of God to what the disciples did, rather he saw it as a testimony to the finished work of God and fulfillment of prophecy.
As believers, it’s very rampant to often try to take the glory for what God has done or is doing in a subtle manner. We sometimes attribute such to our prayer/Bible study life or ability to fast and pray. Fasting and prayer are good, a healthy prayer and Bible study life is profitable. However, in all things all glory belongs to God for everything without a share given to man in anyway.