Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mark 1:35, Luke 3:21-22a NIV 2011

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.

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him.

Speaking to the Father in prayer bathed Jesus’ life. Matthew 14:23, “After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Luke 6:12, “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 9:28, “Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them. ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’” Jesus’ perfect example of prayer point believers to bathe their daily lives in prayer.

 

Looking at God’s Word for my model in prayer, I love to read all the times Christ went to the Lord in prayer. It sustained Him after His baptism when Satan tempted Him. And prayer sustains me when I hit those hard places in my life. God knows exactly what’s going on in my daily life but I need to remember to talk to Him about it. Praying for others is a blessing. Following Jesus’ perfect example, spending time in prayer draws me near to God.

 

Does prayer bathe our lives?

 

Pointed to pray constantly,

S

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