Mark 1: 35-37While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. Simon and those with him went looking for him. They found him and said, “Everybody’s looking for you.”
We all know how that feels!! Everybody is looking for you. Whether you are a mom, dad, husband, wife, employee, boss, or church staff member you know that feeling that everyone just wants something from you! We have our agendas and responsibilities! It seems some days that everywhere we turn people are needing a decision or our input. The kids need clean clothes and dinner cooked. All of the things pulling and pressing for our attention are not bad things.. however, they can get in the way of our most important part of the day. .. the part where we give it to God!!
This passage of scripture kind of tickles me… I think of Jesus sneaking out at night. Tiptoeing away, hoping he doesn’t wake anyone just so he can have some time alone with God. If it was that important for Jesus that he had to sneak out of the house.. we should understand how important it is for us as well. We all need that alone time with God! Take time, devote time to starting the morning with God.. don’t worry.. everybody will still be looking for you when you are done, only now maybe you will have some strength and wisdom to give them. Be filled so you can pour it out!