From Glory to Glory

Luke 6: 12

And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.

If it was good enough for Jesus, then it is good enough for me. That is a slogan we could all well adopt and frankly it is the way most of us approach situations now even if we don’t articulate it that way. Specifically, I am talking about two things that I glean from this passage.

First of all, note that Jesus went off by himself at times. He isolated himself from all distractions so that he could spend quality time with Dad. When all of the weight of the world is pressing on you, and you have about a hundred things on your “to do” list running through your mind, it is very difficult to have quality time with the Lord. Sometimes you simply need to get away to a quiet spot where there are fewer distractions. You need to turn off your telephones and televisions and let some peace enter your space. It is challenging to hear God speak to you when you have constant noise in your mind and your environment.

Secondly, Jesus found it necessary to pray all night long. Isn’t that something? You would think that the Son of God wouldn’t have to work so hard. So many people think that Jesus got his power and his holiness by birth, but they would be wrong. He got his humanity from his birth. His holiness he got from committing his time and effort to communing with the Almighty. He treated our Father with honor by dedicating time with Him. He needed that closeness. But then we all do. If we truly want to walk as Jesus walked; if we really want a high calling on our lives and deeply desire to do the work that the Lord has called us to, then we are going to have to get committed to spending time with our God and Father. We need the Word of God sown into our lives and we need prayer time. Every once in a while, it wouldn’t hurt any of us to take a whole day, or all night as Jesus did, to pray to the Father. Only when we finally dedicate ourselves to a devoted walk with the Father are we going to finally see His glory manifest in our lives.



Luke 6: 12

Now it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray.

This is a picture of me in the Basilica du Notre Dame in Montreal.  It is a beautiful church and I couldn’t resist taking a moment to connect with the Holy Trinity.

I will be enjoying another time of connection this week.  I will be taking a sabbatical this week.  Unfortuately, it will not be in Montreal.  I will be in the mountains of NC which is always nice too.

Perhaps some of you would like to use this week to review the healing verses we have covered so far.  I think when you go back and read some of the early ones, you will find you are in a different place than you were. If you click on this link, it will take you to the first healing list post.  From there, simply go to the bottom and click “next post.”  You can continue through the entire list, up to today by selecting “next post.”

Here is another tool you may like.  It can be handy in your daily studies, on the weekend or anytime there is not a Word of the Day post.  The document below will show you how to search the Ivey Ministries website and over a thousand messages for a topic of interest or even specific Bible verses.

Devotional Search Instructions

or you can find it on our website:  IveyMinistries on the resource tab.