God, Is There Something I Should Know?
He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.
During a concert, singer-songwriter David Wilcox responded to a question from the audience about how he composes songs. He said there are three aspects to his process: a quiet room, an empty page, and the question, “Is there something I should know?”.
It struck me as a wonderful approach for followers of Jesus as we seek the Lord’s plan for our lives each day.
Throughout Jesus’s public ministry, He took time to be alone in prayer. After feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish, He sent His disciples to cross the Sea of Galilee by boat while He dismissed the crowd (Matt. 14:22). “After [Jesus] had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone” (verse 23).
If the Lord Jesus saw the need to be alone with His Father, how much more do we need a daily time of solitude to pour out our hearts to God, ponder His Word, and prepare to follow His directions. A quiet room-anywhere we can focus on the Lord without distractions. An empty page-a receptive mind, a blank sheet of paper, a willingness to listen. Is there something I should know?
“Lord, speak to me by Your Spirit, Your written Word, and the assurance of Your direction.”
From that quiet hillside, Jesus descended into a violent storm, knowing exactly what His Father wanted Him to do (verses. 24-27).
So, if you are at a crossroad, needing God for direction in your current season and you need clarity. Go to God like Jesus did! Spend some quiet time in prayer, away from all the noise. Pour your heart to Him and ask Him for directions. Ask Him this question “Is there something I should know Father?”
∞Taking time to be with God is the best place to find strength.∞