12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles
At some point in life everyone has some big decisions to make, you might be in the middle of a big decision right now. Jesus was faced with a decision that would shape the rest of history, talk about a big decision. He was getting ready to select 12 men who would be trained and carry on His ministry when He left. Think about it for a while, where would Christianity be today if the apostles had failed – just given it all up as a failed experiment and gone back to their old professions of fishing and tax collecting? Where would the church be today who would have shared Christ with you?
Do you ever feel the weight of decisions on you? Feel that the whole world – or maybe your whole future rests on this one decision? Jesus felt that pressure He understands… So what did He do?
He got alone with God and spent the whole night in prayer. How often do you pray about the decisions of Life? Notice Jesus spent the whole night in prayer. God the Father had time for Jesus and He has time for you. God cares, He is interested in you and the things that are going on in your life. He wants to hear from you what you are thinking – what you are struggling with. He wants to help you and He has all night for you. How long do you spend praying about the decisions of your life? 5 mins per day? 10? 20? 30? Are you facing a big decision? How much time are you willing to spend talking to God about it? He is waiting for you.