“Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19
Peter, Jesus’ disciple had the habit of responding impulsively, acting impetuously by saying and doing something before He thought it through. I can entirely relate, and as a result my spirit remains black and blue. The knee jerk, shooting from the hip reaction seldom results in hitting the mark, and more times than not, I end up shooting myself in the foot. (Mark 8:31-33)
I am what you would call “Tuesday’s” spiritual child; my knees are bruised and battered by my many failures and falls. Like, Martha, I find running ahead of my Lord puts me in the most precarious situations where I no longer see where my master is going. I spend my time spinning around anticipating what I think He would want me to do, wearing myself out by useless works of my own. (Luke 10: 38-41, John 15:5)
Jesus modeled the importance of prayer as He went about healing the sick, delivering the oppress and preaching the good news . If Jesus started His day in prayer, while consulting God throughout the day; what makes me think I could accomplish God’s purpose in any other way?
(Mark 1:35, John 5: 19, Luke 5:16 & 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)
“In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning I will order my prayer to You, and eagerly watch.” Psalm 5:3
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