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  • It 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, yet He still did this in order to stay in tune with the Father. He lived His life as our example.

    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 a moment. 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 to me today 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. Please break these chains off of me today and set me free to serve You in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Jan 30
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Same here...... must have quality time with the Lord every morning! Otherwise I feel off balance! ❤️
Jan 30
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Jan 30
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 30
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Quiet time with the Lord I find most comforting, when I take my walks in the morning where nothing is stirring and watching the sun rise as well as the times in the early morning at work where there is no one but me and the Lord.  Thank you Father for the times I spend with you and commune with you; how precious these times are to me and I truly value it ALL.  Without my time with you Lord it is chaos, may I always keep these times precious ALWAYS!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!

Jan 30
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, let my ears hear. Love my quiet time with the Lord.

Jan 30
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Dear Lord, I'm ready to hear your voice. Speak to me. Lead me.  Amen 

Jan 30
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Speak to us Jesus.Lead us and we will follow.We love you and worship you. Amen 

Jan 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Father Yahweh lead me on the path of the steps that You have ordered for me. In Jesus name I ask, Amen.

Jan 30
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 30
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Every morning  l have .my quite time with the lord   amen 

Jan 30
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, I need time with the Lord every day or I don't feel right. Amen.

Jan 30
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for all Your help and for the moment I spent with You  every morning. Lead us to be as You wants us to be and to help others as You have done with us. Every time we spend with You through prayers is the best time we can use, in the name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. 

Glory be to God for this wonderful message, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jan 30
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Speak to me today Lord. Break the chains off of me today Lord and set me free to serve you. Thank you Heavenly Father in Jesus Name. Amen 

Jan 30
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Free me dear God. Amen

Jan 30
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 30
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Feb 19