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    Never Too Busy to Talk With God

    No other life was so crowded with work as was that of Jesus, yet how often He was found in prayer! Again and again we find records such as these: “Having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” “Great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.” “Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” Mark 1:35; Luke 5:15, 16; 6:12.HH 164.7

    The Savior found it necessary to turn aside from a life of endless activity and contact with human needs to seek unbroken fellowship with His Father. As one with us, He was entirely dependent on God. In the secret place of prayer, He sought divine strength so that He could go out braced for duty and trial. Jesus endured struggles and torture of soul. In fellowship with God, He could unburden the sorrows that were crushing Him. As a man, He brought His requests to the throne of God till His humanity was charged with a heavenly current that could connect humanity with Divinity. He received life from God in order to give life to the world. His experience is to be ours.HH 165.1

    Today, if we would take time to go to Jesus and tell Him our needs, we would not be disappointed. He is the Wonderful Counselor. Isaiah 9:6. We are invited to ask wisdom of Him. He “gives to all liberally and without reproach.” James 1:5.HH 165.2

    Everyone needs a personal experience in obtaining a knowledge of the will of God. Individually we must hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other voice is hushed and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the heart makes more distinct the voice of God. See Psalm 46:10. Here alone we can find true rest. Those who are refreshed in this way will reveal a divine power that will reach people’s hearts.HH 165.3

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