(PS) Prayer and the Word

I was struggling with taking the time to pray and be in God’s word this morning due to being “so busy”, when He brought me to one verse.

Mark 1:35 “And rising very early in the morning while it was still dark, he departed and went to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”

Usually, I try to wake up around 6am to spend time in prayer and the Word, but yesterday, being Easter, was a really long and wonderful day.  So I slept in a bit today and was feeling like I needed to get to the many things calling for my attention.  I prayed for a bit and then decided to jump in to email since I couldn’t really focus on the Word.  When God convicted me and brought me back to where I am in my reading plan.  Mark 1.

I read Warren Wiersbe’s commentary on this and he says:

“No matter how much the Servant labored to help others, He still took time early in the morning to meet with His Father (Isa. 50:4). This was the source of His power, for Jesus served on earth just as you and I must serve: by faith, depending on the power of the Spirit. Workers who are too busy to pray are too busy, and God will not bless their efforts (John 15:5). If the Son of God had to spend time in prayer while ministering on earth, how much more do we need to pray!”

And I felt refreshed, and spend some time in his Word.  He is our source.  He is all we need.  Amen!  Isaiah 50 is a good read on this as well.  He will provide!

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