THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 6:12-16
“Jesus spent the night praying to God.” (Luke 6:12)
When is the last time you spent a long time praying for something.
Was it a big decision or major crisis that led you to pray like this?
Jesus is on a mission from God, and He is picking His successors.
This was a very important decision for His mission.
I’m convinced He didn’t just get a list of names from God.
He wrestled it through with God, He prayed through each candidate.
He knew how they would struggle, suffer and die for joining Him.
The key thing I want to highlight is how seriously He took His mission.
Are we as eager and active in pursuing our kingdom purpose?
Is it the things of God or the things of ME that keep me awake praying?
Following Jesus is a mission, a calling, not a key to get what I want.
Our calling is also very serious, God has a lot invested in us, for us!
Maybe you’re not sure what your mission is, what God wants you to do.
Is THIS the first thing we should spend a long time praying about?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I have not wrestled in prayer like this for my kingdom mission. Help me to see that my calling is as serious, and as dependent on God for help!