05 March: Peace and Quiet

Today’s chapter shows how even the most popular guy on earth planned “time-out”…

READ MARK 1  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


A friend sent me a mobile text message taken from King Solomon of Israel:

“My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad and My inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.” [Proverbs 23:15-16]

In the busy-ness of fast-paced life today, I wonder what I could say today that would cause the inside of Father God to rejoice. If anything, I’d say it’s down to finding those moments of peace and quiet.

Spending Time on Holy Ground
Spending Time on Holy Ground

Looking at the sudden and unprecedented popularity that Jesus came into, in today’s chapter, it shows a full-on work detail with one event after another, and little time left to rest. So what caught my interest today, was how Yeshua found peace and quiet in the early morning, while it was still dark. [v35] From the outset of a busy three-year superstar experience that brought irreversible change to the world, Jesus made it a priority to spend quality time alone with the Creator of it all.

Read More… CLICK on “05 March – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to carve out time for your Father God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

May I sing to the Lord and praise His name! Let me proclaim His salvation day after day and declare His glory among the nations – His marvellous deeds among all peoples. [Psalm 96:2-3]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for the people of Belarus[b]
  • Your Country: The needs of inner cities
  • Yourself: Opportunities for Sharing the Gospel
  • Your concerns for today
You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring my concerns before You. Yet I come to You about Your justice. Don’t let the way of the wicked prosper. Don’t let the faithless live at ease. [Jeremiah 12:1]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Sovereign Lord thank-you that You’ll wipe away the tears from all faces. You’ll remove the disgrace of Your people from all the earth. [Isaiah 25:8]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

May You, Lord, direct my heart into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. [2 Thessalonians 3:5]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Giving God’s Good News

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” [2 Corinthians 5:20]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/bela/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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