One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12
Jesus had started to pray about something. In the end He had prayed all night long. The very next morning, Jesus chose twelve men to disciple. These were to become the men who would take up His ministry and move it forward once He left.
Everyday people are having to make all kinds of decisions. Most of the decisions are easy to make and take very little thought or major concern.
However, there are days when a major decision has to be made. These types of decisions can have a major impact on one’s life, family life, career, finances, health, or some other area of their life. Or it may even, as is often the case, have a major impact in multiple areas of his life.
It is common for people to call friends to ask advice on how to make that decision. Others will search on the internet on what the best choice would be. In the church, people will seek the advice of elderly friends or leaders in the church. People will look back on their own personal lives to try and seek out a path that they should choose for their future.
While none of these methods are necessarily bad, they are not the best choice for seeking advice. Each of these are seeking advice from people. People who are fallible and do not see everything clearly.
Jesus went into prayer to His Father all night in order to make the right choice as to who to choose to be a disciple. There were hundreds of people available, but only twelve were to be chosen. There were hundreds available, but only a few would be the right ones to do the job.
There will come a day when you have to make some major decision in your life. You need to look to God for helping you make that decision. Before you choose, take time to read God’s word and see what it may have to say about the choice to be made.
Then take even more time to pray about it. Find out what God wants you to do. God is there to help you make every decision in your life that you have to make. He wants you to make the right choice.
I pray today that you will seek God for all decisions; that you will hear God’s answer to you; that you will follow God’s answer for you; and that you will do great things for God each day.