An Isolated Place

An Isolated Place

February 13

Read: MARK 1:35-39

I was a freshman in college when the word “introvert” was introduced to me. It gave me language for how I felt in social situations. It also became my go-to excuse for why I couldn’t do certain things. I also wanted to use Scripture to justify my unhealthy habit of isolating myself and not communicating with those closest to me. I thought this passage affirmed my behavior.

The words isolated place jumped out to me so much that I glossed over the words that followed it. Jesus didn’t go to an isolated place to recharge his social battery or run from his problems. He went to pray and connect with the Father. Jesus wasn’t running from something—he was running to Someone. An isolated place helps us mute the outside voices and remove distractions. This environment helps us tune into God’s still, small voice more clearly.

Father, show me how to prioritize going to an isolated place to be with you. AMEN.

About the Author

Aisha Cox | LOUISVILLE, COLORADO | I was born and raised in Southern California. My life changed drastically when I surrendered my plans to God’s purposes. I have a huge passion for the arts and mentoring the next generation. I have been mentoring students for the past 10 years and they bring me great joy! A typical small group with me involves transparent conversations, prayer, and dancing. Ministry was never my plan, but I know I am called for such a time as this. My husband, Maurice, and I are teaching pastors at Ascent Community Church. We are both students at North Park Theological Seminary.

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