A Passage and A Prayer 3/14/19


“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place, and rest…” [Luke 6]

 
Try to go a day without saying the word “busy”, and you might just find you have no idea what to say when somebody asks you, “How are you?” Busy has become the stiff-arm of American life, a way of keeping people at a distance and from getting too close to what is going on in our lives.
Don’t we do the same thing to Jesus? “I’m too busy to take time for prayer or Scripture.” “I’d love to be able to get into some devotional material, but my schedule is just so crazy.” “If I could just get a couple things off my plate, I’d be able to spend more time doing church stuff.” But it is in these moments that we need Jesus the most. You are probably doing some very important things, but when Jesus is with you, you have the power of God on your side!
 
Challenge: Spend time in solitude with Jesus today. Get away from “busy”. Get away from chaos. Step outside the mess for 30 minutes, or longer if you can, to be with Jesus. Bring your Bible and spend some time in Scripture and prayer.
 
Dear Jesus, strike “busy” from our vocabulary. You came to the world, subjected Yourself to the same 24 hour day that we have. You accomplished all You had to do in three years. Help us to see the time You’ve given us first as Your time. We want to be with You, taking time away from our chaos to see You are in control of all things- even our schedules. In Your name, Amen.

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