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Jesus Gets Away

07 Jun

Luke 4:42-44
At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place.  The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them.  But he said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”  And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

Very frequently Jesus went off alone into the wilderness.  Usually He would go to pray and to meditate on the Word while seeking the Father’s will for the days ahead.  Many times He wouldn’t even tell His disciples where He was going.  This caused the people and His disciples to become annoyed on more than one occasion.

Most people don’t understand the power of solitude.  When you are alone you can see the way ahead more clearly.  Walking in the Spirit is a lot more efficient than the trial and error method most Christians use.  “I’ll try going forward, if the door closes I’ll try another direction.”  You usually only end up with a sore nose.

When you spend quality time with the Lord seeking His will for your life, you don’t have to waste your time on all these dead end paths that lead nowhere.  Jesus knew where He was going before He was surrounded by the crowds of people.  They couldn’t sway Him from His path by their persuasive arguments.  It is that level of guidance you should be seeking from God.

Open your heart up to the Lord in solitary, quiet places.  Let Him show you His plan for your life.  Then you can walk in confidence before Him.

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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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