Reflection from Ps. Bill

Dear Logos Family,

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.’” Mark 1:35-36

According to leading experts, keeping a steady routine is important to maintaining a strong sense of focus, organization and productivity.

But there’s one routine that is arguably the most important of all: your time alone with God.  Setting aside time to pray and communicate with God will have an immeasurable impact on everything you do in life.

Why is prayer and time alone with God such an important routine to start out the day?

If we look back at our Scripture in Mark 1:35-36 we find that Jesus went to a “desolate” place to be alone with the Father. He needed that time to bring peace to his heart, and to seek the Father’s will for the day.

Because sure enough other things were about to encroach on Jesus’ day demanding his time and attention. Read again what happens in very 36:

“….Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, ‘Everyone is looking for you.’”

Simon and the other disciples searched for Jesus. They woke up and realized Jesus wasn’t in camp and they panicked and thought, ‘Where is he?’ And they ran and looked for Jesus until they found him.

Some of you know that experience of being “searched for.” Maybe you’ve heard these words many times: “Where’s mom?” “Has anyone seen mom around?” Or at work:  “Where did “so and so” go? I need to ask him a question!” “Where’s the boss?”

Jesus knew how important it was to spend time alone with God before the onslaught of the day’s demands. People and deadlines can drain you.

Do you need a friendly reminder to renew your routine to start your day by spending time alone with God?

Peace and joy,

Pastor Bill

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