Author: Pastor Al Pittman
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” Mark 1:35-38

Everyone is looking for you!” The “tyranny” of the urgent did not direct our Lord’s ministry, nor should it direct ours. He found balance in a “solitary” place, in the presence of His Father. Find your “solitary” place today, even if it’s for just “five minutes.” There you will find the demands, fears and urgency of this world subdued, in the presence of our Father. There you will find divine perspective, that you might continue the mission He has assigned, “…because for this purpose I have come forth.” Also, there you can escape the “urgent” demands of this world, which seek to place their “burden,” rather than that of Christ! (Matthew 11:30) “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” But you must “depart” and find a “solitary” place. May the Lord guide you to that place today, that you might experience “triumph,” rather than “tyranny.”

For His Glory,
Pastor Al

Pastor Al Pittman

Pastor Al Pittman

Pastor Al traveled extensively due to his father's military career before settling in Colorado Springs and dedicating his life to ministry and music. He has served in various pastoral roles, earned advanced degrees in Ministry, and with his wife Norma, has raised a family deeply involved in their community and church life.