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Solitude with God

 

And when it was day He departed and went into a lonely place. (Luke 4:42)

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“Who wants to go camping!” A hand is not raised. It is mine. Anyone who knows me at all is aware that camping is not “my thing.” One problem is the campfire smoke with autoimmune lung disease, but overall, I just am not a camper. However, the concept of “getting away from it all” is, often, desirable and needed.

Getting away from it all” by going to God alone, in solitude,

wherever that place, whenever that time may be.

 For me, it might be in the morning when I first awaken. My personal one-on-one talk with God.

During the hours in the day, it might be communicating with Him while washing dishes, doing the laundry, reading a page in a book. Connecting. Maybe remembering a prayer forgotten. Thinking of someone who is hurting. Maybe it’s me, needing support for the day.

It might be later in the evening outside on my deck or looking out through a window, watching the sky blossom into a beautifully vivid sunset. I stand there in gratitude to my Creator for His creation and this moment in awe and reverence.

Alone time with God is the most precious time.

Being with the One who truly hears and listens.

Communicating with my Father who loves completely.

Pouring out thoughts and feelings openly to my God.

15 But so much the more the report went abroad concerning Him; and great multitudes gathered to hear and to be healed of their infirmities. 16 But He withdrew to the wilderness and prayed. (Luke 5:15-16)

 Withdrawing from others, withdrawing from self to join with God in prayer—

the communication He has offered to us freely, anytime, every time.

 

Jesus needed this time,

Alone with His Father,

In solitude with God.

 

How much more do I

Need to withdraw

And seek His Presence.

 

Always finding Him,

Waiting for my heart

To open unto Him.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 03/21/21)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word