Sunday Stillness – Solitude
I love to meet God in the stillness of the morning. When I sit still – yes, still.
I didn’t used to be able to sit still. During the day I go, go and go some more. But I believe I have the energy to do that because I do sit still every morning – for prayer, study and just being with God.
The first time I tried to sit still I lasted five minutes. It’s amazing how one can learn the discipline of sitting still.
And solitude doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. I would always crave someone to talk to. I have that friend now, Jesus is His Name. No matter where I go, He is always there with me.
Therefore I am never alone in my solitude. (Tweet this)
Solitude and silence is an opportunity to focus on your Intimacy with Jesus, to unhook from your daily responsibilities and the people you interact with, in order to attend to the Lord alone (Soul Shepherding).
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, NIV).
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Thanks for making me aware of your link-up party…glad to have found it…and the reminder here that God is truly with us when we’re alone.
So difficult in our business to be still, and yet so vital if we desire to hear from Him! Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting & God bless,
We need the moments alone with Him … To focus and listen … Just being … Our world and everyday life is often filled with decisions to make, to be on a go a whole day … We need His strength and wisdom. Wishing you a week filled with good moments, both in solitude and being social 🙂
Our culture fights so hard against solitude and loneliness…both of which I think are good. We need them to find rest, quiet, and as you mentioned, God.
Blessing to you this day, Janis!
Janis – There is something about the early morning stillness that is special to me. I love my mornings!
Have a blessed Sunday!