Day 73 – Marching Orders
On: January 12, 2015   |   By: admin   |   Under: Blog   |   Comments: Comments are off

One of those days, Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. [Luke 6:12-16]

Did Jesus know that one of the 12 would be a traitor? Surely, after a night talking to His Heavenly Father, He wouldn’t have got it wrong.  We can only conclude that Jesus was aware, yet chose Judas Iscariot nevertheless, knowing that his treachery would facilitate God’s plan for His life.

Some linked thoughts come to mind: (i) We shouldn’t choose to walk our path just with those we like, because (ii) God might have different ideas to fulfil His plan for our life and so, (iii) if we want to discover and then walk in His will, (iv) we need to spend time listening for His voice.

Will I stand before my Captain?

Will I collect my orders?

Will I obey them?

Prayer:

Father God, draw me to Yourself; teach me Your ways; send me out in Your path; with those You would have me walk it with; that Your plans may be fulfilled in me; to Your glory. Amen

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