A busy bee is an active and industrious person. Let’s reflect on Jesus’ three and a half years of ministry on earth. He had so much to accomplish in so little time. The Gospels paint the picture of a man who had no time to be idle. He was always teaching, explaining His teaching, healing, comforting, raising the dead, moving from town to town.
Even the few times we find Him resting or socializing, He’d still weave in some teaching moments. He was always on the clock.
YET, Jesus found time to pray. After feeding the five thousand plus people, Jesus realized His disciples were beat. He sent them away to rest, stayed behind and dismissed the thousands of people. “After [dismissing them], he went up on a mountainside to pray.” Mark 6:46. He prayed till the wee hours of the morning. He must have been super exhausted but still went to pray.
Let’s be honest, the busier we get, the less we pray. We know the importance of prayer alright but when we have a lot to do, we tend to push it down the list. God knows our hearts and He understands right? Wrong.
Jesus knew that the magnitude of work He had to do made it imperative to spend time with His father. The next day and the next were all going to be busy and if He was going to be productive and stay in purpose, Jesus knew He had to prioritize prayer.
He needed to refuel, recharge, receive direction and wisdom from God so Jesus was never too busy to pray. Any true Christian who fails to pray will become weak, overwhelmed and lack direction too. God desires to talk to you and show you so much. Paul commands us to pray without ceasing. I challenge you to build prayer into your busy schedule and you’ll see a difference in your life. Have you prayed today?
Love, Lady Monica ❤