My Daily Bread – Got.Forgiveness? Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as CHRIST forgave you, so also do ye.
JESUS “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Something I Should Know? LORD, speak to me by Your SPIRIT and Your written Word. He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Taking time to be with GOD is the best place to find strength.
JESUS “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” http://mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2016-07-13.htm
He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Matthew 14:23
The question, “Is there something I should know?” It struck me as a wonderful approach for followers of JESUS as we seek the LORD’s plan for our lives each day. Throughout JESUS’s public ministry, He took time to be alone in prayer. After feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish, He sent His disciples to cross the Sea of Galilee by boat while He dismissed the crowd (Matt. 14:22). “After [JESUS] had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone” (v. 23).
LORD, speak to me by Your SPIRIT and Your written Word
If the LORD JESUS saw the need to be alone with His FATHER, how much more do we need a daily time of solitude to pour out our hearts to GOD, ponder His Word, and prepare to follow His directions. A quiet room—anywhere we can focus on the LORD without distractions. An empty page—a receptive mind, a blank sheet of paper, a willingness to listen. Is there something I should know? “LORD, speak to me by Your SPIRIT, Your written Word, and the assurance of Your direction.”
From that quiet hillside, JESUS descended into a violent storm, knowing exactly what His FATHER wanted Him to do (vv. 24–27).
Taking time to be with GOD is the best place to find strength.
Prayer was the essence of JESUS’s relationship with the FATHER. He often withdrew to a solitary place to pray (Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; 9:18). Sometimes He spent long hours communicating with His FATHER (Luke 6:12; John 17) and other times He prayed short, quick prayers (Matt. 14:19; Luke 23:34,46; John 12:27).