Luke 5:12-16 (NIV) (Focus verse 16)
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
“There is a time for withdrawing oneself from activity and the crowd for the purpose of prayer.” If it was important for Jesus, it is important for us. How often do you get away from your busy daily life to a place of quiet solitude and spend time in contemplative prayer? Where do you go—the beach, the mountains, a favorite park bench? Do you allow yourself time to decompress so that you have space to receive fresh life from Him? Every great spiritual leader throughout the centuries knew the value of this practice. Prioritize it.