A Day in the Life of Christ

Matthew 14:22-24 (also in Mark 6:45-46; John 6:16-18)

Immediately after this, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he stayed to get the people started home.

Then afterwards he went up into the hills to pray. Night fell, and out on the lake the disciples were in trouble. For the wind had risen and they were fighting heavy seas.

The miraculous feeding of the five thousand occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus sent his disciples across the lake while he went up into the rolling hills to spend time in prayer.

Time Alone

Seeking solitude was an important priority for Jesus (see also Matthew 14:13). He made room in his busy schedule to be alone with the Father. Spending time with God in prayer nurtures a vital relationship and equips us to meet life’s challenges and struggles.

Finding time to pray is not easy, but prayer is the vital link between us and God. Like Jesus, we must break away from others to talk with God, even if we have to get up very early in the morning to do it! Develop the discipline of spending time alone with God—it will help you grow spiritually and become more and more like Christ.

Published by Intentional Faith

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