Silence and solitude will help us lead like Jesus when we use them for their intended purpose. As followers of Jesus, we carve space out of our schedules to make time to be in God’s presence. This is sacred space, a divine appointment. Setting aside the pressing demands of life, work, and ministry, we use these times to open our minds and hearts to what God wants to say to us. Quieting the distractions, we ask for His perspective. Strengthened and renewed, we rise to humbly and confidently lead in Jesus’ name.

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.—Psalm 105:4

Prayer: Lord, may we not rush past moments of solitude, and in so doing miss an opportunity to hear You speak to us. Open our hearts, quiet our thoughts, fill our minds with Your Word, and speak to us by Your Spirit, shaping us into people who live, love, and lead like Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.