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PRAY

Take time to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read, ponder and write.

Read Matthew 14:13-33

“And after he had dismissed the crowds,
he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.
When evening came, he was there alone…”
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WRITE

In Matthew Chapter 14 you will find two very familiar stories. Jesus feeds the 5000 and Jesus walks on water. But it is the little bit wedged between these two magnificent miracles that I want to focus on today. The story begins with Jesus trying to get some time alone. But, the people seek Him out and when He sees them – as only Jesus could amidst his exhaustion –  He has compassion on them. He ministers to them, heals them, feeds them, pours Himself out for them, and then…

  • According to Matthew 14:23 what does Jesus do next?
  • What does this reveal about the most essential part of the day?
  • Does this make you rethink your attitudes amidst your exhaustion?
  • What can you do today to take action or re-prioritize your time?

GROW

Praying that the example of Jesus will impact your heart today. May we all seek relationship with our heavenly Father the way that Jesus did. May each of us crave the fellowship that only our mighty God can provide. Praying for you!

Your Heart and His will

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Mark 1:35

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  Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Mark 1:35

  • When did Jesus get up?
  • Where did He go?
  • What did He do?
  • What does this verse reveal about the importance of time alone with God?
  • Do you have a quiet time each day to simply pray?
  • We often think we don’t have time or not now. But, what can you learn form Jesus abut His choice of quiet time?
  • Take time now to ask God when you have time in your day to spend with Him.
  • Now make it part of your daily routine as you grow to know Him better…

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Alone time with God! Seek it! I will be praying for you!