Times of empowering and times of ministry

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea (Luke 4:42-44).

Jesus did not remain in one place for too long. He was always on the move. There was work to be done. He had to go to other places. He had to bring “the good news of the kingdom of God” to more people. How did he receive strength for this ministry? He spent time, away from the crowds: “At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place.” This was time, spent with his Father. This was the time of his empowering. This time of empowering was followed by the times of ministry. Let us learn from Jesus. “Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31).

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