Sometimes the most radical thing we can do is just show up. We see this in the life of Matthias. Mentioned just briefly in the book of Acts, he never preached a sermon, wrote a noteworthy worship song or developed a fan base. Nope, he was just there. There, with toes in the sand as Jesus was baptized. There, camouflaged amongst a backdrop of 5,000, when Jesus served everyone lunch. There, as Jesus exhaled His last breath and the sun grew dark. He had grown to love Jesus from the crowd, and for God . . . that was enough.

Connection Point:

For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1st Samuel 16:7 NKJV).

Connection Questions:

  1. What were the qualification requirements to obtain Judas’ opened position as a disciple?
  1. Who was chosen and how?
  1. What was interesting about the man who had been chosen? What hope does this bring us?
  1. Despise not the days of ___________ _____________________.
  1. What qualifies us to be used by God?
  1. What is a “greenhouse” Christian?


When your focus is fixated on the One who calls rather than your calling, position will always find you. The key is finding satisfaction in His presence—even if it means on the back row in a crowd. A submitted, faithful heart illuminates you as a contender for His will. And you can rest in the fact that He wants you to fulfill His will for your life even more than you do!