“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” -Mark 1:35
This is what I do every morning, y’all. I get up very early in the morning when it is still dark to be alone and to pray. NOPE. Truth be told, that is not my normal routine, but as I was reading through John this week, I couldn’t help but notice that Jesus himself takes time to go be alone and to pray.
I’m not sure how y’all are feeling as you look at your calendar for December. Ours is already so FULL, and while it is full of good and fun and celebratory things, there is this part of me that is so hungry for space and margin to be alone and to pray. I am NOT always an early riser, but I can tell you this...every time I do get up to be alone and to pray, I don’t regret it. Every space I carve out to know more of who He is and to sit in His word, I’m FILLED up afterwards. I never look back on time that I spend knowing Him more and wish that I had spent that time doing something else.
So this Fighting Words Friday is to remind my own forgetful and easily distracted heart to make ROOM for Jesus this month. I hope you’ll join me. I feel like we will be delighted by what we find in the quiet spaces we carve out during this busy month.