Mark 1:21-45; 2 Samuel 3:2-39; Daniel 2:1-23
Our economy runs on energy. We are now debating what that energy will look like in the future: will we remain a fossil fuel burning economy or will we find a way to switch over to renewable energy? As followers of Christ, we need our own personal energy source. What gives us the strength and power to get up each day and serve the Lord? Many who know me well would be surprised that my answer isn’t “coffee.” We gain the energy we need to function effectively as followers of Jesus by taking time to pray. “Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.” (Mark 1:35) Jesus prayed early in the morning, but the time wasn’t as important as the fact that He was alone with the Father. We have so many distractions in the world – including things like Facebook and blogs where you are reading this post – that we need to find a way to shut out the world and seek God in prayer. If you take time each day to gain that spiritual strength from God, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.
Lord, help me to find time to avoid the distractions and focus on You. Speak to me as I pray. Give me wisdom and guidance. Most of all, assure me of Your presence and give me strength for today.
(Ironic, isn’t it, that I couldn’t find time to post this yesterday?)