Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place: and there He prayed. ~Mark 1:35
In the first chapter of Mark, we read that in the darkness of the early-morning hours, Jesus went to a solitary place and prayed. So, too, should we. But sometimes finding quiet moments of solitude is difficult indeed. We live in a noisy world, a world filled with distractions, frustrations, and complications. But if we allow the distractions of a clamorous world to separate us from God’s peace, we do ourselves a profound disservice.
Are you one of those busy people who rush through the day with scarcely a single moment for quiet contemplation and prayer? If so, it’s time to reorder your priorities. Nothing is more important than the time you spend with the Savior. So be still and claim the inner peace that is your spiritual birthright: the peace of Jesus Christ .
We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today. ~ A.W. Tozer