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Mark 1:35-39 (NIV)
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” 38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Mark today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Lord, I know I am often too busy to take the time to listen to You. Even You set aside quiet prayer time in the morning. Forgive me that I try to get by on my own power and then wonder why I sometimes feel distant from You. Jesus, I desire for You to be first in my life and to seek your presence above all else. Help me be still today so that I can hear Your voice. Teach me to submit to Your Will daily so that Your presence becomes a driving force in all that I say and do. Amen