We’re married to another

The maligning masses

can sap our strength

But they drive us into

the arms of Him

Who alone is our only comfort

and strength

When stuffs falling apart

We get alone with God

He went up on a mountainside

by Himself to pray.

When evening came,

He was there alone.

Matthew 14:23

Christ Jesus, in His humanity,

felt a need of complete solitude

to be entirely by Himself,

alone with Himself.

We know how draining

others can be

We get exhausted

our energy drains.

Jesus expresses this

He felt the need

to be by Himself

to regain His strength.

Solitude was important to Him

We see His high calling,

His human weakness,

His total dependence on His Father.

we need times of solitude—

times to deal with

the spiritual realities of life

and to be alone with God the Father.

We can’t ignore

our special times of solitude

Our fellowship alone, with our Lord.

Jesus maintain His full strength

and power for His work

By His fellowship with the Father

We need this quiet time.

God desires that we would

understand a practice

Of Quiet time

This is our privilege,

Our time alone for God.

As Andrew Murray noted:

“Yes, having God all alone

to ourselves and knowing

that God has us

all alone to Himself!”

Lamartine,

the French Romantic poet

wrote of how his mother had

a secluded spot in the garden

where she spent the same hour

of each day.

He related that nobody

ever dreamed of intruding

on her for even a moment

of that time.

It was the holy garden

of the Lord to her.

Pity those people

who have no such place!

No more will anyone

call you Rejected,

No more will anyone

call your country Ruined.

You’ll be called

Hephzibah (My Delight),

and your land Beulah (Married),

Because GOD delights in us

and your land will be

like a wedding celebration.

Isa 62:4-5

We are married to another

Even to Him

who is raised from the dead

Jesus said

“Go into your room,

close the door and pray”

Matt 6:6

As George Matheson noted

“for it is in quiet solitude

that we catch the deep

and mysterious truths

that flow from the soul

of the things God allows

to enter our lives.”

A Meditation

O soul,

Let me practice being alone

with Christ!

“When he was alone

with His disciples,

He explained everything”

Mark 4:34

We wonder about the truth

And it can be true of our life.

If our desire is understanding,

then lose the crowd,

Like Jesus did.

Matt 14:22

Let them

“go away one at a time . . .

until only Jesus [is] left”

John 8:9 with us.

George Matheson writes:

Have we ever pictured ourself

as the last remaining person

on earth,

or the only person

left in the entire universe?

If we were the only person

remaining in the universe,

Our every thought would be

“God and I …! God and I …!”

And yet He‘s already

as close to us as that.

He is as near as if

no heart but His and ours ever

beat throughout

the boundlessness of space.

O my soul, practice that solitude!

Practice dismissing the crowd!

Practice the stillness of our heart!

Practice the majestic song

“God and I! God and I!”

Let no one come between you

and your wrestling angel!

We will receive conviction

We will receive pardon,

when we meet Jesus alone!

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