A Place Alone With God

A Place Alone With God
(June 2013 - Week 4)

(1). Mark 1:35 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.

(2). Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

(3). James 4:7 Come near to God and he will come near to you.

(4). Mark 6:30-32 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

(5). “In quiet and silence the faithful soul makes progress, the hidden meanings of the Scriptures become clear, and the eyes weep with devotion every night. Even as one learns to grow still, he draws closer to the Creator and farther from the hurly-burly of the world. As one divests himself of friends and acquaintances, he is visited by God and his holy angels.” [Thomas A. Kempis, The Imitation of Christ]

(6). Prayer thought: Where is God calling me to spend time alone with him? I have other places to go, work to do, and people to talk to. But perhaps God has other places for me to go, different work for me to do, and people that he wants to talk to. He would like to tell me about it, in a place alone with him.