What To Do Before A Big Decision – Luke 6:1-26

From my reading in Luke 6:1-26 in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus took the decision about who his apostles would be very seriously. Jesus chose only 12 men out of many to be his apprentices.

Jesus taught many but he only trained a few.

He knew that he could only truly get close with a few so he chose twelve men to train deeply. Here’s what he did before making the very important decision of who his apostles would be.

“One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles.” Luke 6:12–13

Jesus went away and prayed!  

He prayed all night before choosing the 12! The way Jesus made this big decision was praying all night.  He wanted to seek the Father’s will about the situation.

If you have a big decision to make I encourage you to pray about it!

You might not have to pray all night, but maybe it should be more than just a sentence request. We should spend an adequate amount of time to not only present our requests, but listen to God’s voice for the answer.

Are you making a big decision?


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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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