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Alone with the Father

Alone with the Father

Matthew 14:23 KJV

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

The word alone today seems to carry a negative connotation. Everyone is looking to be connected somewhere and be in as many places as possible. There is great importance placed on fitting in. Everyone wants to be accepted and popular. Many Christians are actually very proud of how busy they are.

As Christians, I believe we should stand up and stand out for Jesus. Our goal is not to please everyone or fit in with society. Our goal is to place Jesus above all and endeavor to walk in His steps daily. 

My life changed drastically when I received the revelation that I was already accepted by God in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:6). I saw plainly in the Bible that while I should love everyone while here on the earth, it is God that I will stand before and answer for my life when I get to heaven.

In our text above we see Jesus doing three things; 1) He sent the multitude away (whom He loved and ministered to), 2) He went up to the mountain to be alone, and 3) He prayed to the Father. If you study the life of Jesus, you will see that He did this many, many times. Before He chose his twelve disciples, He prayed all night long. When He was in the garden facing His crucifixion, He got alone and prayed to the Father. 

The secret to Jesus’ public ministry was His private prayer life. I do not mean to be hard, but you will face many unnecessary problems in this life if you do not deliberately get alone with your Heavenly Father. The Father has the answer to every question you have. The Father has the direction you need to make every right decision and take every right step. 

When you withdraw from this world and everyone in it to be with your Father, you are positioning yourself to receive all He has for you! 

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