The Importance of Time Alone with God!
If we truly desire our relationship with God to become stronger, spending time alone with God in the Word and in prayer is a must. I have learned over the years the importance of making time to spend the start of each day alone with God to nourish, feed, and fuel my soul. We need to run away from the world and the noise to focus on and be present with the Lord free of distractions.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
We read numerous accounts in the Bible where Jesus purposely stepped away to spend quiet time with God, so he could have intentional one-on-one time with the Lord. No one else around. Just the two of them in the moment. In those still moments of quiet, Jesus would hear God speak to him. These moments of reflection allowed Jesus to refuel his soul. Jesus knew the importance of spending time with God so he made it a priority above all else including his meetings, circumstances, and the many requests from his followers.
Today, we live in such a fast-paced world. We wake up to alarm clocks and instantly scramble to get ourselves, families or furry friends ready for the day. We so often forget to take time and be present. To sit quietly and give thanks. We fill our schedules with to-do lists, activities, and events. There are so many distractions surrounding us and busy activities demanding our attention that it’s easy to miss those much-needed quiet moments with the Lord.As women of faith, we must purposely take the time each day to spend time alone with God. Click To Tweet
Why Do We Need Time Alone with God?
Rejuvenate the Soul
Ask anyone how they are, and most say, “Busy!” “Exhausted!” or even “I wish there were more hours in a day!” When our spirits are weary and worn down from the constant go-go-go, we need to take a break. Why do we live in a world filled with anxiety, stress, and worry? We are so busy going; we don’t take time to sit down and rejuvenate our souls. When we take the time to stop and connect with God, He brings us rest, peace, and the strength to keep going.
I encourage you to live each day with intention. Read the word, feed your soul and mind with the Truth! Spend time in solitude speaking to God. Wait to hear His voice as you connect on a deeper level. He is the light and the way, and we must remain fed by His words and truth.
Have you ever wavered back and forth about a decision, big or small? Like the waves crashing back and forth?
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 (ESV)
Maybe you’re unsure of your current position, a move in your future, or just uncertain where your life is headed? Well, my friend, God will give you the guidance to take the right steps if you take the time to listen. Spending time in reflection with God’s word allows us to hear God’s voice. His word will guide you and bring you peace about the decisions before you. But, you have to take the time to sit quietly without the distractions to ask, seek, and knock, and when we ask, we must believe.
I encourage you to spend time daily, morning or night, in quiet reflection with the Lord. Read the Bible, seek His will, and connect with God through prayer. He will guide you and strengthen you. His words are the truth!
Spending quiet time with God increases your faith.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (KSJ)
God’s word nourishes our minds, bodies, and souls. His word strengthens us. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed to God, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is through reading and studying God’s word that we build a stronger connection with the Lord and grow in spiritual maturity. It is through God’s word, His truth, that we build our foundation.
I encourage you to build your foundation on the solid teachings of God’s word. Spend time in the word and live His word. Spiritual maturity is a journey. It’s not about a checklist, rituals, or a destination. Spiritual maturity is life-long learning, and it begins with Jesus. My question for you, are you prepared for the journey?
2 Peter 1:3-8 (NLV)
Christians Are to Grow
“He gives us everything we need for life and for holy living. He gives it through His great power. As we come to know Him better, we learn that He called us to share His own shining-greatness and perfect life. Through His shining-greatness and perfect life, He has given us promises. These promises are of great worth and no amount of money can buy them. Through these promises you can have God’s own life in you now that you have gotten away from the sinful things of the world which came from wrong desires of the flesh.
Do your best to add holy living to your faith. Then add to this a better understanding. As you have a better understanding, be able to say no when you need to. Do not give up. And as you wait and do not give up, live God-like. As you live God-like, be kind to Christian brothers and love them. If you have all these things and keep growing in them, they will keep you from being of no use and from having no fruit when it comes to knowing our Lord Jesus Christ.”