This week, our posts are a bit shorter than normal.

The reason for this, is to allow you time to really think about your own life, examining changes you may need/want to make. My goal is to provide you with Bible Verses and guiding questions to help you discover how God can and WANTS to help you accomplish just that.

The Beans:

Hearing God’s Message to YOU:

Read today’s verse once … what word or phrase stands out to you?


Read the verse a second timeWhat part of your life (what circumstance, relationship, struggle etc.) is this word or phrase speaking to?

Pause to pray, write, or just think, before you read today’s verse a final time. 

The Verse:

Matthew 14:22-23

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd. After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. Later that night, He was there alone.”

The Steam:

What does all of this mean to me/how can I apply that to my life today?

I’m sure we’d all agree that Jesus had a “big job,” while He was on earth.

Healing, teaching, guiding, loving … everything He did took a lot of time, energy, and emotion.

And one of the best examples He set for us, was prayer. Jesus got away, alone, to pray.

This was where He found the strength to keep going, to keep doing all that He was doing.

If Jesus had to get away to be with God, what makes us think we can do it all by ourselves?

How much time do you spend in prayer each day?

Where could you schedule time for prayer, possibly wake up a little earlier or stay up a little later.