When was the last time you took some time alone with God and had some solitude?
Intimacy with God requires time alone with God (Mark 1:35; Mark 6:31, Mark 6:45-46). Close friendships aren’t instantaneous; they must be cultivated over time. In the same way, walking in intimate relationship with the Almighty must be diligently pursued. We will never achieve closeness with the Lord unless we invest time alone with Him to get to know Him.
A neglected relationship simply won’t grow in richness or depth. Are you too busy to spend time each day with Him? If that is the case, the immediate demands of your schedule are robbing you of an awesome, eternal treasure—deep, satisfying communion with God (Luke 10:38-42).
We can pray while others are around but we need solitude to be able to feel truly connected to God as Jesus did. We need quality time alone with God without distraction. It’s hard to hear the whisper of the Spirit with all the noises around us. So it is important to take some small part of each day and set it aside for solitude and closing the door (Matthew 6:6). It simply means walking to a quiet place as Jesus Himself did and not doing anything but leaving ourselves open to the Lord.
Time alone with God is more than just a daily appointment with God. It’s more like a visit with our closest friend. It is very important if we want God to speak to us. Good relationships need the investment of quality time. In solitude, we withdraw from people, noise, cell phones, family and the demands of work to be with God. We get away from all of the ministry activities and all of our roles in order to be with God alone. There is a great joy in getting away from everything just to be alone with Him.
Our time with God should be in a solitary place where there is no distraction, just us and God. This is the time when we lay down every struggle, every pain, and wait on Him in silence. It is also the time that we praise and thank Him for everything He has been doing and will do in our lives. This is the best time for us to present all that is in our hearts to God. It is also His time to talk to us and reveal to us His wonderful and perfect will for our lives.
If we are struggling with a major decision, let’s spend time alone with God and He will answer us. If we need advice on some issues, let’s talk to Him and He will answer us.
Let’s make a commitment to set aside “Time Alone with God” and make this time just for Him. He’s waiting for us.
When was the last time you spent quality time with God alone?
How often do you take time alone with God to pour out everything on your heart to him?
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