Mark 1:35-45 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.
40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
41 Jesus was indignant He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44 “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
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Observation: Father I see you showing me from Jesus’ own life, that a disciple is someone who learns to listen to You before listening to others. Jesus You show me listening needs to come before doing.
Action: Today is the day I gather with other pastor from out Church Without Shoes community for prayer and planning. I will arise and spend time with You today in this text in Mark. Then I will go to prayer and listen first, before I speak, before I plan, before I rush off to do what seems so obviously needs to be done. Check me Father, I want to work from Your heart not the crowds.