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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