The sea of humanity constantly thronged around Him with their needs and petitions. But He always made sure He had his personal retreat to connect with God the Father.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35).
We all need to have a “secret garden” experience, especially when we are at the crossroads in life. For example, should we stay on in the marketplace or go into ministry? Or when a significant relationship issue crops up: Is this person going to be my life partner and soul mate?
- When it’s crucial for them to know God’s will at the crossroads of life.
- Whenever they need spiritual refreshment and rejuvenation.