This morning as I read alone and in the quiet, in Mark Chapter 6, in verse 31, Jesus is attempting to go to a secluded place and rest with the disciples. But no, the people were so eager to be ministered to that they found out where He would be and ran ahead of Him. And Jesus saw their need and He put their needs ahead of His own… and taught them.
“But the people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.”
When Jesus and the disciples got to the shore, He saw the large crowd that had gathered ahead of them. Jesus “felt compassion for them” and said they were “like sheep without a shepherd.” He sat them down and “taught them many things.”
I really want to always have this zeal for Jesus. I know He is always with me. But I want to be so eager to be led by Jesus that I am always looking for a moment to focus completely on Him. I want Jesus to turn around and there I am sitting criss cross applesauce, just waiting… I am so thankful that I am not a sheep without a shepherd… and that He knows I still have much to learn and He looks upon me and sees I’m hungry and He feeds me…
This morning, what are you running after? Are you looking to sit and listen to Jesus in any available moment today?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of another new day. I am grateful for your mercy. I am thankful for your presence. Today, Lord help me look for moments when I can stop and wait on you, stop and focus only on You. I am so glad you take time to teach me, help me take time to listen.
In Jesus Name,