February 19 / Proverbs 19 / Luke 6

Jesus prays alone

Proverbs 19:2

One who moves too hurriedly misses the way.

Slow the heck down today.

Be in the moment.

Smell some roses.




Or else you will miss the point of it all.

You will miss what each moment has to offer. What God is offering you in each moment is so often missed at the expense of hurry and thinking ahead, instead of just soaking up each and every moment for the gift it is.

Every moment is a teaching moment.

Are you listening to the teacher?

Luke 6:12-16

He went out to the mountain to pray, and spent all nite in prayer to God.

Jesus prayed alone the entire nite before appointing the twelve apostles to follow Him.

Not a bad plan of action before making a big decision.

Do we do this? Do we take seriously the success model of the One whom we say we follow? Who is our teacher? Are you really His apprentice?

Do you think YHWH actually helped Jesus choose who the apostles would be? Or do you think Jesus did this out of a sense of duty? Did He do this merely because He thought it was what He should do? Was this a ritualistic utterance that was expected of Him, but He really did the choosing on His own power and wisdom? Or was the power and wisdom He prayed for literally granted to Him?

Do you believe Jesus is a real person? A real person you can talk to and hear from? Do you believe that He actually gives you “advice” and guidance?

Have you ever prayed all nite for anything?

Have you ever received a specific thing you’ve prayed for?

Have you ever prayed for the same thing for thirty days in a row?


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