Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. (NIV)
Often when we receive a promise, we have a season of waiting. In this passage, Jesus instructs His disciples to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. What’s interesting is how they waited. Verse 14 tells us they “all joined together constantly in prayer”. This constant prayer teaches us two things.
Firstly, they waited with expectation. They were excitedly, expecting something! They didn't know how it would come or when it would come but they expected it to come. They talked about it together, they prayed about it together. They waited with expectation, together!
Secondly, they waited with responsibility. God is the one who creates the miracle, but He wants to involve us in releasing the miracle! Prayer is the part we play in the release of the promise. Just like pouring water into a glass, we didn't create the water but pouring it out is the part we play in quenching someone's thirst. Pray is simply pouring out what God has created.
You may not have seen your breakthrough yet. Don't wait passively or negatively. Stay positive and keep praying!