Jesus’ Power Source: The Lonely Place

Jesus’ Power Source

“The Lonely Place”

“He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak…they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31 TLB

As Christians, we should seek to live lives that reflect the character, the desires, and the goals of Jesus Christ.  Jesus’ earthly life and ministry was amazing and quite challenging to us as His disciples.  Peter states (Acts 10:38), “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him.”

Perhaps the most important aspect of Jesus’ earthly life was His constant and continual fellowship with His Father.  Every moment of Christ’s life was lived with an awareness of the presence of God.  What was the “secret” to Jesus’ power and consistency in His spiritual life? — “The Lonely Place.”

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place (lonely place – NAS), where He prayed.” Mark 1:35

“Yet the news about Him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:15-16

From Jesus’ lifestyle, we can conclude that private prayer leads to public power!  Moreover, if Jesus needed to start the day with God, how much more do we?

Challenging Thoughts

“A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.”

“Prayer lifts Christian activities from the realm of human effort
to the divine.  Someone made the statement ‘When man works,
man works; when man prays, God works.'” Operation World, p.11

“God allows men to take part in the effecting of His divine
plan. Thus, prayer is not a duty, but a joy.” C.S. Lewis

“Evangelism without intercession is an explosive without a detonator.  Intercession without evangelism is a detonator without an explosive.” Reinhard Bonnke

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