Alone Time

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I took this picture from my back yard patio. Can you see the small cross?

Since the trip to the Highlands with my husband we are experiencing the positive results of our time alone together such as happier, lighter spirits, and a closer connection to each other. This has me thinking about the time I spend alone with God and the hope that I might be able to have the same result in my relationship with Him.  I pray and talk to God very often throughout the day every single day.  Even though I am spiritually alone in my thoughts and prayers, I am not physically alone nor am I without distractions.

Jesus made spending time with God a priority especially throughout His ministry. Jesus (like my husband and I) sought the opportunity to get away, to be alone, to give priority to a special person. His relationship with God was His number one priority. Whenever Jesus faced an important decision or spent a long day in His ministry, He would seek to be alone with God. He knew that being alone with God was reenergizing.

Just as my husband and I experienced the benefits of our alone time, I want to spend more time alone with God and nurture this sacred relationship. Rid my mind of distractions so that I can focus on Him and hear His Word.  What a blessing it would be to listen and hear His call as He draws me closer!

Luke 4:42. “Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place.”

 James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”

 Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

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