REWARDS OF SOLITUDE

 

Jesus explained to us that when we make intimate prayer time and

intentionally staying connected with our Heavenly Father a priority in our

lives, there are great rewards that come with it. “When you pray, go

into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to

your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in

secret, will reward you in the open.” Matthew 6:6 AMPC

 

Rewards such as guidance the on decisions you make; experiencing God’s

voice and presence in intimate personal ways; peace in your mind and

heart; reduced stress levels; the wisdom of God to understand how the Bible

applies to your current situation; there are a countless number of rewards

that come from quality time spent between you and your Heavenly Father!

 

One of the rewards that was so profound for me is when I realized as I spent

time alone with God and had times of solitude with Him, the less lonely I

felt and the more connected I felt to God and others in my life. 

 

There is a big difference in being alone and being lonely, as well as having times of

solitude versus isolating. Having alone time and times of solitude with God

is all a part of developing an intimate relationship with Him. While loneliness

and isolation are tactics of the enemy to keep you disconnected relationally 

from God and other people. 

 

What is one of the oldest tactics of warfare? Divide, isolate and conquer. You 

counter and combat this through intimacy with God !rst and then by having 

healthy God centered relationships with other people.

 

Quote from How to Hear God: 10 Ways God Speaks

By Sterling Harris

www.sterlingharris.org

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