A Night On A Mountain!

Fine, I’ll admit it.

I like to get away.  I want to spend time alone when I’m really trying to focus.  When things are getting intense, or I really need to dive into my relationship with God, it is best done alone.  It doesn’t really matter where, just that I’m alone and can focus on preparing myself for whatever God has in mind and getting right with Him.

Things for Jesus on Tuesday night are similar.  Tonight, the final Tuesday night of His earthly ministry, He will separate Himself from everyone.  Scripture says that He goes away to the Mount of Olives to spend the night.

He knows what’s coming in a couple of days.

He knows He is going to die for all mankind.

He knows He is going to be the payment for our mistakes.

He is getting right with His Father.

He is preparing for what God has in mind for Him.

He is preparing spiritually for the task of saving the world.  A task that God has ordained for Him since before time.

Luke 21:37 (NLT) – “Every day Jesus went to the Temple to teach, and each evening he returned to spend the night on the Mount of Olives.”

So, what about you?  Could it be, that God is preparing you for something?  Is it time for you to maybe, get away from the rush of everyday life and step onto your mountain  What better time than a week like this, to spend some time with God, preparing for what He has in mind.

Have questions about your next step?  Comment below.  Let’s talk.


About Stan Rodda

Follower. Husband. Father. Shepherd. Apostle. Husker.

Posted on March 30, 2010, in Church, disciplines, the basics, the culture, the nation, the world. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing that. I do like your insights on here. This post has me thinking of a lot of different things, I like the get away to be with God idea.

    And I like how you are focusing on the Final Week. We don’t observe Lent, but I do think it is important to reflect on this week and the events…not just rush into church on Easter morning. Your posts are helping me with that focus. Thanks!!

  2. This makes me thinkof the Steven Curtis Chapman song “Up On the Mountain”. I had a safe refuge I would go to when I needed to get away to spend time with God when I was younger. I haven’t found a closer refuge since I moved. I think I’ll look for one. I hadn’t realized how much I missed it until now.

    Sometimes we have to be still for awhile before that next step is presented. I don’t know whatit is yet but I do sense my time of waiting is growing short. I’m nervous and excited to go forward. Ever feel that way?

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