Once you cultivate an awareness of God's presence, you'll prefer His company to that of anybody else. Don't let the word 'withdrew' intimidate you either. Just shut off your TV, your computer and your mobile phone and you'll make a wonderful discovery: 'You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence ' (Psalm 16:11 NIV).
John Wesley said, 'I have so much to do that I must spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.' Martin Luther said, 'Prayer is the most important thing in my life. If I should neglect prayer for a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.' Willian Walford wrote: 'Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, that calls me from a world of care and bids me at my Father's throne, make all my wants and wishes known. In seasons of distress and grief my soul has often found relief, and often escaped the tempter's snare.
Start a habit to pray and you are in a good company.
Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
- Bob Gass (Word for Today)