Today’s Key Scripture
“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them, He chose twelve whom He also named apostles.”
— Luke 6:12-13
Not only did prayer protect Jesus, but it enabled Him to know the will of God in choosing His twelve apostles.
Jesus made no decisions without prayer. How tragic it is that some of God’s people will make critical decisions that involve marriage, business, or family, without first seeking the Lord’s guidance. Only then, when they are in trouble, do they cry out to God for help.
We can discover the Lord’s will in a number of ways:
- His Word (Daniel 9:2-3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- His audible voice (Numbers 12:6-8)
- His still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12-13)
- Dreams and visions (Joel 2:28)
- His peace (Colossians 3:15)
And certainly, God reveals His will for our life as we pray and spend intimate time with Him.
Keep in mind that learning to hear God’s voice is a process. A relationship like this is exercised or strengthened through daily prayer and reading His Word. As you become acquainted with Him, you are better able to discern what He is telling you.
Let us learn from the Lord. Before making any decisions that will affect your life and future, make sure you get on your knees and seek the Lord’s guidance and perfect will.
A Prayer for Today
Precious Father, I’m so thankful that You know me better than I know myself. You are aware of all my failures, doubts, anxieties, and weaknesses, yet You care enough to want me to spend time with You every day. Thank You for loving me. I know you have a plan for me. Help me so my desires don’t blind me to Your will. Help me follow Your guidance. Give me peace, no matter what comes my way. Thank You for Your blessed compassion for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.