“And after He had taken leave of them, He went up on the mountain to pray. ” Mark:6:46
Jesus knew the importance of getting alone with God. He knew that He could do nothing unless it was established by his Father so He needed that time for hearing God’s voice above his calling to serve the people.
We are that way as well. Oh, we may think we’re on top of things by keeping on with our busyness in serving, but we risk falling prey to the wiles of Satan by leting our service become the focus over our relationship with the Almighty Father. We are not put on earth to serve people, that is a dividend we receive through walking and talking with God. When we start to thinking that “doing” is the ministry we play right into the world’s thinking.
So I am going to the mountains to pray. Actually, the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. No, I’m not going to be all seclusion and try to make you think I’m so perfect, I’m joining my children and their families for 5 days and I know were going to have fun hiking, canoeing and just being together.
But I’m going to get alone with God as much as I can. I need a new in-filling of his Holy Spirit and a fresh refilling of the gifts of his Spirit.
I want to meet with God first thing in the morning as I sip my coffee, read his Word, and look out over his majestic mountains while sitting on the deck of our cabin. And I want to join him as I walk through the woods and explore the waterfalls and nature all around me.
I will come back to the Thirty Days of Prayer for My Husband blog next week, but for this week, I just want to soak in the Sonshine of his presence.