Day 83: Intimacy with God

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29
Luke 6:12-38
Psalm 67:1-7
Proverbs 11:27
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

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. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles… – Lk 6:12-13

Jesus valued intimacy with His Father. All throughout His ministry, we see Jesus withdraw from the crowds to pray. We often see Him rise up early in the morning, before distractions take root, to spend time with God.

Jesus knew that prayer was the key to power. He prayed all night, and was filled with supernatural capacity for making decisions. With that power, He chose the twelve apostles. He prayed all night, and “a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem” (v 17) came to see Him. “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all” (Lk 6:19).

When your life lacks intimacy with God, you will 1) have trouble making major decisions, and 2) lack power in your prayers. But when you spend ample time with God, you will be strengthened to make confident decisions, and the power in your prayers will heal everyone you meet!

Prayer:

Father, I want intimate prayer time with You! Help me to block out all distractions and just get alone with You. There is nothing I want more than a loving relationship with my Father in Heaven.

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See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-83-go-and-do-it/

See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-83-in-the-wilderness/

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