Daily Bible Reading: Mark 1:23 – 45
Verse of the Day: Mark 1:35 – “And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.”
This is a great verse to remind me that I need to spend time each day in prayer with my Heavenly Father. The Greek word προσηυχετο is interesting. It is a verb set in the imperfect tense – this means that it is a continuing action. Jesus was in the habit of starting His day talking with the Father. It is the middle voice form meaning that the person is performing the action upon himself (reflexive action) or for his own benefit.
To help develop a likeness to Jesus in all areas of our life, we must meet often and alone with Him. We see for Jesus to do this with His Father, He had to get up early enough, far away enough, and stayed at it long enough. If He needed to do this – how much more do I need to do this today.
Prayer: Father, I need to spend quality and quantity time talking and fellowshipping with You in Prayer. May it start now ---- Amen.