CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place…But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. – Lk 9:10b-11
Jesus needed rest. He took the disciples aside to a deserted place to pray and recuperate. But there was one problem: a multitude of people followed them. They interrupted Jesus in His quiet time, and asked for His attention. How did Jesus respond? He received them. He didn’t turn them away, or get upset. He preached the Kingdom of God to them, and healed all who were sick.
God is always available. Whenever we need to talk, He listens. Whenever we need to hear His voice, He speaks. If we are to be like Him, we must also make ourselves available!
How many opportunities to preach the Gospel have you ignored because you were busy? How many times have you rushed through prayer for someone because you had somewhere to be? God’s heart is that we would make ourselves available: just as He did, and just as He always is.
Father, help me to take work off my plate so I’m not so busy all the time. Give me the strength to say no to new commitments if saying yes would mean missing out on time I desperately need with You.
See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-90-joining-jesus/
See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-90-healing-follows-the-word/
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