Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (2)

January 13th, 2014 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

When He was alone . . . the twelve asked Him about the parable —Mark 4:10

His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendship— when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. Notice Jesus Christ’s training of the Twelve. It was the disciples, not the crowd outside, who were confused. His disciples constantly asked Him questions, and He constantly explained things to them, but they didn’t understand until after they received the Holy Spirit (see John 14:26).As you journey with God, the only thing He intends to be clear is the way He deals with your soul. The sorrows and difficulties in the lives of others will be absolutely confusing to you. We think we understand another person’s struggle until God reveals the same shortcomings in our lives. There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone. Are we alone with Him now? Or are we more concerned with our own ideas, friendships, and cares for our bodies? Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.
January 13, 2013Lord, thank You for reminding me that I do not need to know what to say or pray or even think or feel, I simply need to reach out and call on You. Thank you for reminding me that You know all my needs, my hurts, concerns, and sources of real happiness. Sometimes I forget that You know me better than I know myself; you know what gives me life and life more abundantly, You know how to lift me up and carry me through. Thank You Lord.And God says…”Today, like every day, simply connect with Me, stay in the present, curious about how I will guide your life this day. If you will seek Me first, all you need will be provided. When you seek Me first instead of your own peace, pleasure, and choices, I will lead you into peace and true happiness. Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I will make your paths straight. Trust in Me. I gave you My Son, I will certainly give you all good things. Delight yourself in the Lord and I will give you the desires of your heart.”


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