“A life marked by depth can only be cultivated in protracted periods of time spent in solitude, quietness, and obscurity – concepts foreign to those who live their lives at the speed of light.” The fact that you are reading this blog is a good indication that “you desire to go deeper in your relationship with Christ. Yet, a major obstacle that prevents us from getting there is our lifestyle. We are simply too busy.” (1)
The demands on Jesus were enormous when you consider what He did in three and a half years. “The world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). Yet, He made time for solitude. We make time for what we consider important, and Jesus made time; “rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” (Mark 1:35).
I am no example to follow, but I can tell you that the morning times I have alone with the Lord are very special. The more I have made this a habit, the more I realize I cannot live another day without being alone with my Savior. There have been a few mornings around my surgery that made it physically impossible for me to read the Scripture and commune with Him, but this has also made me realize how important this time with Him is. Tomorrow morning, read Psalm 16:11 and see how the Spirit enlightens your spiritual eyes (Psalm 19:7-11).
(1) Charles Swindoll, A Man of Grace and Grit – Paul, Thomas Nelson, 2002, page 45.
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