Jesus lived His life differently than most do. He was intentional about His pace of life, His time with people, and guarding space for quiet prayer and interaction with His Father.
He intentionally got up early and slipped away from the crowds (Mark 1:35-38). He had time to hold and bless children (Mark 10:13-16). He went out of His way to travel through a town so He could meet the woman at the well (John 4). He spent time with His disciples, answering questions and teaching them about life and God.
He observed nature and used it to teach lessons (Matthew 24:32-35). He poured out His heart in prayer and wrestled His soul into submission to the Father (Luke 22:39-46). He noticed the slightest touch and was highly aware of the needs of others (Luke 8:43-48). He used biblical truth to anchor His soul.
Do you know what you never see? You never see Him unsure of what to do. You never see Him running from one place to the other. You never seem Him serving and giving until He was exhausted. You never see Him giving everyone what they asked for or thought they needed.
There are many reasons for all of this, but for our purposes, we’re going to focus on one discipline that Jesus incorporated that laid the foundation for how He lived His life. But first, reflect on these questions.
What adjectives would you use to describe Jesus’ life?
Do these same adjectives describe your life? What would be different about your life if they did?