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Time Alone With God

February 8, 2016

Greetings,

“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

This is just one example of the many numerous times that Jesus withdrew from the crowds in order to spend some time alone communicating with the Father.  Time alone with the Father is very important.  We all need to spend time with Father in order to relax and recharge our Spiritual batteries so that we can face life head on and energized to face whatever challenges that may lay ahead for us.  I cannot possibly emphasize this point strongly enough.  It is an utter NEED to step back away from life and spend time alone with God.

These past few weeks I did exactly that and while I spent time with God HE met me exactly where I was Spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.  As I allowed Him to touch me in my most inward being HE blessed me with revelation knowledge that I severely needed to address the difficult problems I was facing in life.  Where I was bound up, HE set me free!  Where I was struggling HE gave me insight and strength. Where I was lost and seeking HE provided the Light necessary to lead me into total freedom.  In short HE led me away from busyness, crowds and concern; and into total peace and tranquility in Him.   Where I was overwhelmed HE took the heavy load from off my shoulders and granted me full and complete rest.

We all NEED precious quiet time with The Lord.  Far too often we allow the cares of life and the world around us to overburden us and weigh us down.  All the while HE is right there calling us to spend some time alone with Him.  Just because we are busy, it does not mean we are being productive.  We all NEED to relax, unplug and cozy up to the One who gives us life.  Every time we do so, He guarantees that we will be blessed and encouraged.  Think you don’t have time for such a thing?  Think again and please take every opportunity to withdraw and just BE with Him. Time spent with Him is time well spent.  Please yield to the Spirit in this and every other matter?

Love and……

Kirk Out !

P.s.   It really is all about BEING in Christ, instead of DOING even Godly things.  I feel Jesus is trying to teach us something very important.  Will we respond and surrender, or just keep pressing forward without the rest HE says we all desperately need?

I start my annual road trip to Florida and back to see my 94 year old Aunt Marie and visit with several home fellowships on Thursday morning.  This will likely be my last blog post until at least the 20th of February.  I am taking my own advice and unplugging and spending time relaxing and relating.  When I have time and an available computer I may post short updates about my journey.

 

 

 

 

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20 Comments
  1. Beautiful post, and it shows you spent some quality time with the Father. Thanks for the encouragement and reminder. Hope you have a blessed time on that trip. I love to drive on road trips, as it gives me that time with the Lord your talking about. Lord bless you and that awesome Aunt Marie. I imagine she could sure tell a lot of inspiring stories of the old days.

  2. A great reminder of what it is all about. Thanks!

  3. Thank you Scarlett, My Aunt Marie was my only Jesus influence when I was young, I am certain her prayers are the reason I am still alive and serving Christ today.

  4. Give Auntie Marie a BIG HUG from us! Great post today, I have taken it to heart! XOXOXOX

  5. Dan permalink

    We sometimes forge ahead on in our own strength, leaving the presence and power we could have utilized had we paused to spend intimate time alone with Him first. His heart is also hurt because He wants to be included and participate in every moment and event of our lives, filling us with His Spirit in all of those moments so we can do all things in relationship with Him. Then we can truly say “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me”.

    • Excellent response Dan! You are right, every single moment Jesus wants to love and guide us.

  6. Dan permalink

    We sometimes forge on ahead in our own strength, leaving the presence and power we could have utilized had we paused to spend intimate time alone with Him first. His heart is also hurt because He wants to be included and participate in every moment and event of our lives, filling us with His Spirit in all of those moments so we can do all things in relationship with Him. Then we can truly say “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me”.

  7. Tom Ball permalink

    Enjoy the sun, sand, surf and sea , Chris 🙂

  8. John Contabile permalink

    Enter into His rest…with Him…Heb 3/4

  9. Road trip!!! You and Jesus are gonna have rest and fun!!

  10. Just want to say enjoy your trip and do the relax and relate thing! What a blessing! Praying for refreshment for you‼️ Thanks for the dynamite post!j

  11. Thank you Sue! Have you seen the Energizer Bunny? Sue, I believe you are the encouragement bunny.

  12. "BK" permalink

    I loved this so much. Amen, Chris, Amen. In fact, this is some of the very things that were discussed in the Bible study here yesterday. I believe the Spirit is to the body of Christ like the red blood is to the natural body….flowing throughout so often the same things are on the minds in many places and people of His kingdom. I really like that. Grinning at a memory this brings…..I was teaching about the Holy Spirit to the youth outreach….several native young people. I made the comment above except I said the Spirit is like ‘white blood’…..I could FEEL the quietness as I continued so I stopped and said what???? Then I realized what I had said and the company I was in and we all had a good laugh. Love, “BK” Also, remembering once when I asked the Lord why people got so worried about not having someone in control or monitoring everything and He said, “Because they have forgotten that I AM God…..and I can handle it.” 🙂 Amen, I have found it so.

  13. Yes BK, the Holy Spirit is fully capable of leading and directing a fellowship gathering without the need of a human moderator, director or monitor. We have been gathering in a totally free & open, Spirit led manner since 1979 and we have NEVER had chaos or a trainwreck of any kind.

  14. A Christian mystic once said to pray at least an hour a day and when you are very busy then pray two hours!

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