Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35 NIV)
Solitude. The word itself whispers peace.
According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, solitude is defined as:
The quality or state of being alone or remote from society.
Sometimes we have to break away...break away from the demands of everyday life; the stresses, burdens, busyness, the noise. We need to find that quiet place of solitude and in the stillness, seek God. Invite Him to come into our lives and quiet the hustle and bustle. Draw nearer to Him. And at times we need to sit in complete silence after prayer and listen.
Can you hear that?
Can you hear God speaking to you, telling you how much He cares for you, how much He loves you and how He has everything you're going through and all your worries and concerns in His hands?
Are you listening?
Sometimes we get so carried away with prayer that we tend to ramble on and on and never give God a chance to speak to us. Let's make it a point every day to break away to our solitary place with our Heavenly Father. He looks forward to one on one time together with His children, just as our children look forward to one on one time with us.
Find your solitary place and time, either early in the mornings, late in the evenings or in the middle of the day when your children are sleeping or all is quiet. Settle into your solitude and escape from the busyness for a few moments.
Those few moments of sweet, peaceful solitude alone with Jesus will be enough to power and energize you to make it through whatever you may face that day. Never stop praying, because the Bible says to "Pray continually," 1 Thessalonians 5:17 but do find some sweet time in silence alone with God.
Lay everything at His feet then worship, praise and thank Him for His goodness, mercy and blessings. He loves you!
May God Richly Bless You!