HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Aug. 20, 2016-SOLITUDE
Compiled by Holy Heretic Connie Foster
“But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut the door, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward the openly.” — Matthew 6:6
The divine has ask that everyone have a place where we may be in secret — where we may be alone with God. Solitude for ourselves — where no ear can hear us, no eye can see us but God’s. Sometimes a place to pray alone is difficult to find, Jesus had all the same difficulties that we do, but yet he practiced secret prayer.
To be alone, he rose up “a great while before day,” and went into a solitary place and prayed. (Mark 11:35)
The Bible does not specify what times we should pray or even how often it should be done. Being in solitude with God is such a great way for me to start my day and makes the day start out much better. Being in solitude with God in the evening just before sleep, just to offer thanksgiving for the blessings and mercies of the day and ask for a good night’s rest, is another time that I enjoy solitude with my creator.
The Bible speaks often of Jesus seeking solitude and God wants that for us too, a time to refresh the body and mind, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Today’s Action: Find your best place and time to be in solitude with God.
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