“But He would withdraw to deserted places to pray,” Luke 5:16.
I am finding more and more that my time spent in prayer and in seeking a peaceful place of solitude, is becoming more and more crucial for me.
The time I spend doing this is so necessary that without it, I become a victim of the events of the day, and those that I encounter. But if I withdraw myself away from the crowd, away from people, my time is rewarded with a sense of peace and a wisdom that goes beyond the borders of this world.
Jesus knew the importance of getting away from the crowds and even His disciples. For He was always being tugged at, and giving an answer to those that asked of Him.
How could He continually go about the Father’s business unless His cup had been filled up?
A light has to be plugged in in order for its light to manifest itself to its surroundings. The source of our nourishment and power cannot be harnessed or given, unless we are plugged-into the source of the Holy Spirit.
This is where we find strength for the journey ahead. This is where we are given revelation and divine insight to the many questions that we have every day. This is where we are guarded against the darkness that is so pervasive around us and in our world.
It’s not a selfish thing to find that place and that time, to go away and withdraw from the crowd. You will find that your time will multiply, and that it will feed your soul.
There is no food upon this earth that can feed you like this. You will hear the music of the waters that come from His throne, and you will walk hand-in-hand with Him, in pastures that the world cannot offer.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?