Streams in the Desert – February 27

And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day (Gen. 32:24).

Left alone! What different sensations those words conjure up to each of us. To some they spell loneliness and desolation, to others rest and quiet. To be left alone without God would be too awful for words, but to be left alone with Him is a foretaste of heaven! If His followers spent more time alone with Him, we should have spiritual giants again.

The Master set us an example. Note how often He went to be alone with God; and He had a mighty purpose behind the command, “When thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou hast shut thy door, pray.” The greatest miracles of Elijah and Elisha took place when they were alone with God. It was alone with God that Jacob became a prince; and just there that we, too, may become princes—“men [aye, and women too!] wondered at” (Zech. 3:8). Joshua was alone when the Lord came to him. (Josh. 1:1). Gideon and Jephthah were by themselves when commissioned to save Israel (Judg. 6:11 and 11:29). Moses was by himself at the wilderness bush (Exod. 3:1–5). Cornelius was praying by himself when the angel came to him (Acts 10:2). No one was with Peter on the housetop when he was instructed to go to the Gentiles (Acts 10:9). John the Baptist was alone in the wilderness (Luke 1:80), and John the Beloved alone in Pat-mos, when nearest to God (Rev. 1:9).

Covet to get alone with God. If we neglect it, we not only rob ourselves, but others, too, of blessing, since when we are blessed we are able to pass on blessing to others. It may mean less outside work; it must mean more depth and power, and the consequence, too, will be “they saw no man save Jesus only.” To be alone with God in prayer cannot be overemphasized.

If chosen men had never been alone, In deepest silence open-doored to God, No greatness would ever have been dreamed or done.

Lenten Devotional – Day 14

50 Days with Jesus in the Upper Room

Day 14 – Tuesday, February 27th, 2018


Today’s Assignment – Re-read John 13:1-38 and write down what you have learned from this chapter.



















Today’s Quote : “This section begins and ends with love: Jesus’ love for His own (John 13:1) and the disciples’ love for one another. It is love that is the true evidence that we belong to Jesus Christ. The church leader Tertullian (a.d. 155-220) quoted the pagans as saying of the Christians, “See how they love one another?” And how do we evidence that love? By doing what Jesus did: laying down our lives for the brethren (1 John 3:16). And the way to start is by getting down and washing one another’s feet in sacrificial service.” – Dr. Warren Wiersbe


This Week’s Memory Verse – If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. – John 13:14


So?…..What’s it to me? – As a result of today’s study I will…