Jesus cultivated the discipline of solitude. He perfected the art of getting alone with God. He learned the secret of waiting on God. And as our perfect example, He calls each of us to do the same. We must learn to seek and find a solitary place in our life to regularly get alone with God.
Was this regular in Christ's life? Yes, from start to finish. Notice with me:
Matthew 14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
Mark 6:46 And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.
Luke 4:42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them;
Luke 6:12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...