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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Interruption without Distraction

When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities. And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick . . . they all ate and were filled. . . . And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. (Matthew 14:13-15,20,23 NKJV)

The Man Jesus had an amazing relationship with His Father. Though one with Him, Jesus still made prayer (distinct from meditation) a priority. Jesus allowed His love for people and compassion for their needs to interrupt His prayer, but His own need for His Father drove Him back to a long and private time of speaking with the One He was already one with. To pray without ceasing is both continual fellowship with One who dwells within me, and extended time of solitude with Him.

Everlasting Father, Lord Jesus, Precious Paraclete: You are the One I praise, adore, who my heart always hungers for. Please draw me to both walk with You and rest with You.

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