Alone Time with the Lord
After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.Matthew 14:23
There are many times in the Bible where Jesus would get away to be alone with Father and pray. If Jesus needed to be alone with the Father, do you think it would be beneficial for us to have alone time our Lord? Personally I have found being alone with the Lord is the most relaxing and comforting time of the day because I escape the troubles of the world and move into the Kingdom.
What do you think Jesus talked about when he got away and prayed to the Father? I don’t think he prayed for wisdom, knowledge, or patience, because he is God. My guess he prayed for his apostles, for other people, for the physical strength to endure the cross, and thankfulness to the Father for always being with him. Sometimes he prayed and communed with the Father all night, because there is perfect love between the Father and the Son.
It is the same for us because we like to be with the people we love, and we are to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Who understands us more than the Lord? The Lord knows our heart, our fears, our strengths, and our weakness, and he understands and cares about us more than anyone including our self. When we are with the Lord we reveal things to him that we would never reveal to anyone else, and we know he always understands and has the perfect guidance and comfort. His perfect love will draw us closer to him, and his love comforts us giving us peace and joy. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8).
If you schedule alone time with the Lord, start with time of fifteen to thirty minutes. Start the alone time with praise and thanksgiving, this is the highest form of worship and will comfort us, filling our heart with love for the Lord. Continue the alone time asking the Spirit to guide you. You may be guided to pray for others, pray for what you need to minister to others, for guidance in handle a difficult situation in your life, or maybe commune with the Lord while reading scripture. Always end the alone time by thanking the Lord for hearing every word, thought and emotion, for his perfect understanding, and for his perfect love for you.
Today, schedule alone time with the Lord, and thank him for his desire to be with you and how pleased he is when you seek him. We can minister to others, worship with our Christian brothers and sisters, but being alone with Lord is the most comforting. Find scriptures where Jesus was alone and image his heart as he went off to be with the Father.
Prayer: Lord guide my heart to seek alone time with you. During this alone time help me to open my heart and my life to you. Fill my heart with your love and thankfulness. Always draw me nearer as I serve you showing my love by ministering to lost souls in this world. Thank you for always being with me, and for always caring about me. In Jesus name, Amen