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. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” – Mark 1:35-37 (NIV)

One of the things that marked Jesus life was solitary prayer. The Scripture constantly records Jesus seeking after His heavenly Father. What about our lives? Do we give ourselves time to get away to petition God in prayer? Notice that Jesus was not driven by the desires of either his disciples or the crowds. In living this way, He gives us an example to recognize the difference between the things that seem urgent and the one thing that is of primary importance. Take some time and seek after your heavenly Father today.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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