2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Jesus lived his life in complete alignment with God the Father. As he began his public ministry, Jesus invited many people to follow him. But there came a time when he chose twelve indi- viduals to invest in deeply, these in whom he would entrust his life’s mission and work.
How did he know who to choose? Jesus spent the night praying to his Father in heaven. Jesus set aside a significant time and place to talk things over with God. He set aside his fears, his concerns and any agenda he had to seek God and his purposes. In the morning he had clarity as he called the twelve by name.
John Perkins once said that true prayer is “listening to God in order to obey him.” Jesus prayed this way.
To what extent do you pray by “listening to God in order to obey him”?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response