In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. – Mark 1:35
Mark’s Gospel reads like the eye-witness account of an on-site reporter. He seems too excited to bog down in details and jumps from one story to the next with terms like “immediately,” “just then,” and “after that.” Yet in the hurried pace of his delivery, Mark includes two sentences that speak loudly to the strength of the Person about whom he writes.
Make no mistake, the three years of Jesus’ public ministry were busy, often hectic, and “on the move,” but He always made time for His Father. If you are looking for an origin and great example of a personal devotional life, here it is. Before daylight (light that He had created, by the way), alone, Jesus spent some one-on-one time with His Father.
Now, you tell me. If the Son of God thought it was important, shouldn’t we?
Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God’s presence. It is vain to say, “I have too much work to do to find time.” You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him. – A. T. Pierson