Peace in Busyness

Series: What the World Needs Now | Week 3: Peace + Patience

In Daily Bible Reading this summer, we’re exploring how Jesus modeled the Fruits of the Spirit and how we can live them out too. This week our focus is on peace and patience.

Read Mark 1:29-39

1. What actions did Jesus take to minister to others in these verses?
2. How did He connect with God?
3. What time and place did He connect with Him?

If anyone had excuses to not spend time alone with God, it was Jesus. In the span of just one day, He healed a woman of fever and proceeded to heal many others and cast out demons. The next day He was in high demand again. Yet in the middle of all the healings and ministry, He went to an isolated place to pray.

This moment of prayer took intentionality. It required getting up early (time) and going wherever quiet could be found (place). When life was at its busiest, Jesus didn’t neglect peace and solitude.

Do you have a regular time and place to meet with God? Take a few minutes now to evaluate your daily schedule. Write down a regular rhythm of time and place when you can step away from the busyness of life this week. Pray for a desire for God’s presence, and ask Him to fill you with peace as you spend time with Him.

Want to go deeper? This article shares practical suggestions to make time for God when you’re tired and busy.

*TPCC does not necessary endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

What the World Needs Now