I was reading this section of scripture last week and couldn't get over how far we are from the model of the original disciples. The main focus these days is fellowship and the rest kind of falls by the way side. Sure most churches have communion/the Lord's supper once a month but that's still less then the word says to do it. Occassionally, often in times of strife, people will get together to pray, though the modern prayer movement has the potential to change that. And yeah some people will read the Bible, sometimes but a lot of people need a Bible study to get the motivation to actually do it.
So yeah, we aren't as good as them because they were doing those things continually. So what was the result of their devotion? They lived in awe of God and they actually had Him around and working. So what if we do the same thing? Then it would happen for us too.
I won't even go into how a true community operates within the community but it is another fruit of devotion - no not the five minutes of time spent with the bible open while thoughts of everything else run through the mind but a radical sold out life where nothing matters. That whole no two masters thing. Well I guess I did get into it, but it is kind of on my heart so I couldn't help it.