DISTRACTIONS OR SECLUSION

    I heard someone say the other day, “Do not fear seclusion”.  I’ve been pondering that for the last  several days as it keeps coming up in my spirit.  What is the Lord trying to tell me?  I think one of the things is that there are way too many distractions in life that keep us from truly communing with God.  I have found that it takes a clear mind to feel the presence of the Lord but that is easier said than done for us human beings.  We have jobs, children, spouses, homes, cell phones, TV, internet—-everything tugging at us all the time.  In the Bible Jesus also had things tugging at him but it was people more than things.  Everyone wanted to just touch him and he was followed everywhere.  I believe there were several occasions when he knew he needed to get in a secluded place because He always said He only did what  the Father told Him to do and yes, even Jesus needed to get to a quiet away place to hear Him clearly.  Just examine the night in the Garden of Gethsemane. I have known now for quite awhile that the Lord is calling me to a place of solitude and it is my responsibility to get in this place no matter what I must do.  I need to hear from Him but  there are distractions in my life that are interfering with mine and His relationship.  These distractions need to be acknowledge head on and lessened or in some cases removed.  Not something we do immediately?  Not real sure about that but I thank the Holy Spirit for bringing these things to my attention as I seek to find “The Road Back.”

“Lord, as I seek my way to be renewed by you send me to that place of solitude.”  Amen

 

 

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place, and there He prayed.”   Mark 1:35

and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”       Mark 4:19

About Charmaine

I am a Christian woman seeking to truly "know" God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I love the Word of God and it's life changing power. I like reading, writing, and amateur gardening. My passion is working in women's ministry with emphasis on Bible Study. I believe discipleship is very important in our transformation process to become more Christlike.
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