Getting Alone With God
He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray.Matthew 14:23
When evening came, He was there alone.
We communicate to the world through the flesh, through our five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch; we communicate with God through the Spirit. We are spiritual beings because our souls are spiritual and so are our thoughts, personality, and will. Now if the soul is spiritual, the Holy Spirit is spiritual, and God is spiritual, doesn’t it make sense that we can have a close connection with God? The problem is we live with our souls connected to and fed by our flesh through our five senses. So how do we cultivate a connection to God through the Spirit that is more powerful than our connection to the world through the flesh?
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires (Romans 8:5). The soul is guided into the spiritual world by our thoughts. The more we keep our thoughts in communion with God, the more powerful our spiritual connection to the Lord becomes. It’s through Christ’s divine power that this spiritual connection is strengthened.
Read the Word and converse with the Lord through prayer for better understanding. The more we read the Word the more we learn the language of God and the better we can communicate with him. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night (Psalm 1:2). Getting alone with God can start by reading the Word and asking God for better understanding of the Word. The better understanding of God’s language we have the more we hear from God because the Word is alive. The Word is alive through the Spirit and the Spirit only speaks what he hears. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come (John 16:13).
It was natural for Jesus to be in the spirit, which enabled him to perfectly communicate with the Father. Jesus regularly spent time alone with the Father; how much more we need to spend time alone with God! The more we read the Word, meditate on the Word, and commune with God, the easier it will be to hear the Lord and fill our minds with his thoughts.
Today, commune with the Lord, keeping your thoughts guided by the Spirit, and interface to the world through the Spirit. Memorize scripture and carry a Bible with you so you can reference the language of God.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to take time to be alone with you and to hear your divine loving voice as you commune with me in thought. It is a blessing to hear your voice through the Word and through the Spirit. Thank you for teaching me to communicate in the spiritual world. In Jesus name, Amen.