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Sunday, 18 January 2015

In a world that is so loud we would do well to seek solitude with Jesus more


In a world that is so loud we would do well to seek solitude with Jesus more…

Sometimes I get tired and frustrated. 

People can disappoint me…

Can you relate?

So many opinions invading my life, wanting me to engage.

There is so much anger and brokenness in people today.

Sometimes we can feel like a mouse running on the spinning wheel going nowhere…

Do you know what I mean?

I NEED to take time to purposely ‘shut-off’ and take time-out, as there is only ONE voice alone which speaks calm truth, comforting me and that is Jesus’.

In a world that is so loud we would do well to seek solitude with Jesus more…

When I shut the world out and spend time connecting with Jesus I find true refreshment and peace.

I re-focus and find strength for my life of purpose He has ordained.

There is so much that drains my energy, and unless I recharge with Jesus I know I will be left feeling unwell and empty.

Yet I must acknowledge I can at times experience unfounded guilt which can come upon for taking time out; as we live in a day and age which speaks about people taking care of themselves, all the while valuing busyness over reflection…

There is a time for work and rest in our lives and I believe BOTH can be done with The Lord; yet we need to be intentional in taking rest with The Lord to hear His voice clearly for our direction.

Sometimes we all struggle to hear The Lord in our lives…Yet how dedicated to purposefully being still with Him are we?

I know I am not always as disciplined as I could be in being still in His presence and praying.

In a world that is so loud we would do well to seek solitude with Jesus more…

Jesus set the example for us in regards to taking time out each day to spend purposeful time in relationship with Him.

Jesus was obedient in His human life here and obeyed the will of His Father, even to death upon a cross for our salvation, because He spent time in solitude listening to and lovingly communicating with His Father.

In a world that promotes SELF-achievement over humble obedience, is it any wonder we struggle to communicate with God…for we resist STOPPING, I think from fear of what we may hear not aligning with our own desires?

And yet, even if, or when, we find ourselves in a place in our life of disconnection from Jesus, He still waits and is passionately speaking to us…for He LOVES us…

So be encouraged to take time-out, shutting off the external noises and truly seek His VOICE…

Yes, in a world that is so loud we would do well to seek solitude with Jesus more.

In His love and peace, Melanie.






1 comment:

Chanda Marie Griese said...

Yes! So true! Thanks for this reminder Melanie. I desperately need to spend alone time with my Savior every day!