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Day 24: Alone Time With God

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Genesis 48:1-49:33
Matthew 15:29-16:12
Psalm 20:1-9
Proverbs 4:20-27
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. Then great multitudes came to Him… – Matt 15:29-30

Jesus repeatedly took time to withdraw and pray. There were always more people who needed healing. There were always multitudes who needed to hear the Gospel preached. Yet regardless of the need in front of Him, Jesus refused to sacrifice His alone time with God.

The time alone with God Jesus enjoyed in in Matt 15:29 prepared Him for the healing service that took place in Matt 15:30. Jesus, “…went up on the mountain and sat down” (v 29). He put a premium on His prayer time, and got alone to pray when He had the chance. Because Jesus spent time receiving instructions from His Father, all His prayers were answered. “The multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel” (Matt 15:31).

Alone time with God is absolutely essential if you are going to walk out your destiny. Personal intimacy with God is the most important qualification for seeing your prayers answered. Put everything on hold and get alone with God. He will make it worth your while!


Father, I need alone time with You! Help me to block out all distractions and simply focus on You. Your presence is all I need. Your love makes me whole!

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