Today’s Reading | Luke 5
Importance of Prayer
As you read through this chapter, circle the character qualities of Christ that you observe. Which ones impressed you the most? Consider what we find in verse 16? Jesus was a man who had many demands on His time and emotions. People constantly wanted to talk to Him. Every time He spoke, they hung on each word. He was never alone regardless of the time or occasion. People always followed him, wanting something. That kind of life must have brought Him immense pressure, and keeping up with the demands must have been difficult. In light of the demands, He was careful not to neglect His source of strength. What was it? – withdrawing and spending time in prayer “often.” It was vital to His life and He made sure that His priority was to get away alone where He could pray uninterrupted. No matter His schedule or demands, He was never too busy to pray. How do your priorities compare? If Jesus Christ made sure He spent time in prayer, how critical is it then for you? Do not allow your schedule today to keep you from finding time alone for prayer. Prayer needs to be a vital part of every mature believer’s life.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?