Mark 1:35-38 says, And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.
Jesus departed from the daily grind, dwelt with His Father in prayer and then depended on Him for the work before him.
The order is important.
1.) He left everyone and everything.
2.) He spent quality time talking with His Father.
3.) He depended on what He received from His Father as He went to work.
I am so thankful that Jesus did this! What an example to us. Daily we desperately need to depart, dwell and depend on God- in that order!
Written by Nathan