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  • t happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles Luke 6:12 WEB

    After a busy morning of phone calls, texts, and a lot of emails, the inside of my head felt like I was standing in the middle of a busy intersection and it was noisy in there. I really needed to hear from the Lord and to get fresh inspiration to write, but I could only hear noise. I finally withdrew to my prayer room leaving my phone behind and after some quiet time and prayer with the Lord, I could hear once again. Yes, I am an introvert, but I believe that everyone could use some quiet time with God and the Bible. It sets the tone of the rest of my day.

    Jesus often withdrew to be alone with God. Though people followed Him everywhere and pressed in to hear Him, though many people depended on Him and doing God's work was important, Jesus still made spending time with the Father alone a priority in His life. Jesus was the Son of God and still He had to do this in order to stay in tune with the Father.

    On the morning that He chose His twelve apostles, Jesus had spent all night in prayer (Luke 6:12). There are many references where Jesus withdrew from the crowds, at times taking His apostles with Him and teaching them alone. Sometimes they would get into a boat and leave for a deserted place (Matthew 14:13) where the crowd could not follow them.

    We should not allow the hustle and bustle of today's life make us spiritually deaf. God is not demanding or rude and He will not normally force His way into your life. He often speaks to us but it may be a small nagging feeling or something subtle, and if your head is in chaos, you will often miss Him. In quietness and trust we will find strength (Isaiah 30:15).

    Find somewhere quiet and peaceful where you can be alone with the Lord, if even for a few minutes. Get still, maybe read your Bible. Pray and listen. That small whisper can change your life, and may save it. Don't let the commotion of life rob you of the greatest part of it.

    Prayer: Speak Lord, for I am listening. Teach me and I will learn. Lead me and I will follow. I want to live everything that You have for me here Lord. Break these chains off of me today and set me free to serve You in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! Thank you all for being part of the RHM family - those who read this devotional, those to participate in the online church, those who pray for us, and those who support us each month. You are all loved and appreciated! If you are part of our RHM Live services, don''t forget to join us this morning at 11am EST! To join, just go to the Watch page on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you  lord  for  to day  amen

 

December 11, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

My morning quiet time with my Abba Father is the best time of my day. Without spending time alone with him I can not hear Him as clearly. I need to be full of Him to be light to others.

December 11, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen!  Very good Teaching Pastor!! As a believer turned some what cynical-this seems simple!  Daw makes no sense unless your connecting-feeling noticing it Him in your life!  I realize this is there Our Mission to get this too all if possible! gWould be certainly a different world-if we could!

December 11, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

The sweetest time of day is spent with our Lord. I love the peace and quiet time in the morning that I spend reading my Bible and devotionals. 

December 11, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father the most important time of my day is in the morning when i devote my quiet time with you, reading my bible and my devotionals.

December 11, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

 

December 11, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! God always speaks, we must always be open to receive!!

December 11, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!      Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)      Lord, I pray you break any chains that would hold me back from you. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3 I give all the praise and glory to God my Father. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Speak Lord, for I am listening. Teach me and I will learn. Lead me and I will follow. I want to live everything that You have for me here Lord. Break these chains off of me today and set me free to serve You in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. 

December 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, speak Lord, for I am listening. Teach me and I will learn. Lead me and I will follow. I want to live everything that you have for me here Lord. Break These chains off of me today and set me free to serve you in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen.

December 11, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

December 11, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Agree...In the day I don't usually noise going.  Just eat, read & pray and do chores.  I would miss the birds other things.  I mostly think in quiet I can hear the Lod if He speaks.

December 11, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

December 11, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Speak Lord, for I am listening. Teach me and I will learn. Lead me and I will follow. I want to live everything that You have for me here Lord. Break these chains off of me today and set me free to serve You in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 12, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

December 15, 2016