Wednesday: October 28, 2020
Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Decisions like what to eat off a menu, what bus to take or which section of the road to cross at do not necessarily require overnight thinking. Those decisions could be made within a short space of time. However, there are other decisions that are best made after an ‘all-nighter’: an encounter and an actual time downloading from the divine.
When I was at university, I was a night owl: I figured I was most productive at night hence that was the period during which I got most of my work done. All-nighters are not new to many, it is common particularly when there are strict business deadlines which if not met, could have significant financial repercussions for an organisation.
Jesus probably had a tight deadline to also meet, he probably was aware that he had three years to do all that needed to be done and that called for an all nighter with God. The decision to choose His Apostles, one that determined the course of the Gospel was so paramount that it warranted a long consultation with God. So just so we have something to think about ‘what decisions warrant all-nighters with God? because surely, there are some that do.