So he dispersed the crowd, said good-bye to his disciples, then slipped away to pray on the mountain. Mark 6:46
I’ve been preparing to speak with a group of moms about the importance of what you pray over your children. For all of us who’ve been doing it for awhile, it seems pretty basic, but what about those who have never developed the ability to listen for instructions?
Jesus knew the importance of spending time with His Father, praying. In fact in, John 5:19 Jesus said, “I speak to you eternal truth. The Son is unable to do anything from himself or through his own initiative. I only do the works that I see the Father doing, for the Son does the same works as his Father.” Now that’s being tuned in to knowing God.
No one knows us like God does. He created us, gave us our unique personality and set us in our particular families for His own purposes. Instead of finding fault with our situations, we should be talking to God about what His plans are for us.
I guess my purpose in this is pretty basic; have you learned to pray? To seek a deep intimate relationship with God, one that listens and doesn’t speak. What would our lives look like if we learned this? To know the heart of the Father was not just reserved for Jesus. He died to bridge the gap so we would have direct access to Him.
How would things change in our homes if we did what we saw the Father do? What kind of legacy would we leave our children and grandchildren if we demonstrated that?
Next time you stand in His presence, be still and ask Him to speak. Tune into His voice. It may just be a simple response to your “I love you!” with His, “I love you too!”