Friday, February 27, 2009


February 27, 2009

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Jesus prays on a mountain; Luke 6:12

ESV: Luke 6:12. In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.

As we can see by tomorrow's reading, Jesus had something to do. He was going to take the 12 men he thought were best out of all the people who were following him. Out of all the followers that were with Him, only 12 were to be moved into the inner circle and become the people that were to carry the message out after He was gone. He could not just randomly pick these people out, and He could not go with the best looking or the most popular. No, these people were to be the best at what they did.

So Jesus did what we all should do when things happen in their life that require much attention. He took time and prayed. It was not one of those headache prayers like you want to pray over your food in a restaurant but do not want to be seen. And it was not one of those short prayers that basically said nothing but asked for everything.

It was a prayer that took all night. When was the last time you took more than 5 or 10 minuets in prayer. Jesus prayed all night before a big decision. We need to follow His example. Before we do any life changing moves, we need to take the time and pray to God about it.

Read for tomorrow: Jesus selects 12 disciples; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:13-16