Taking time out to be alone with the Lord

Taking time out to be alone with the Lord can be a great help in your walk with Christ. This can help you increase your faith in him. You can develop the habit of listening better from the Lord God this way.

signretreatJesus in his earthly ministry found to pray alone at various times. We must too.

Matthew 14:23  After Jesus had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.

Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus brought them to a garden grove, Gethsemane, and told them to sit down and wait while he went on ahead to pray.

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.

Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

To be alone with God its good be in a place that gives you privacy. The timing can be a time of convenience so that you can concentrate well in prayer. In fact Jesus told his disciples to pray not seeking praise from others but rather to reach out to his Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:5-6 And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

When is the time one must try to be alone with the Lord?

Every time you get free time and need strength from God. Every time you are faced with temptations or distractions from living a holy life. You can also do this in times of peace when everything is going well as an act of thanksgiving. The best time you must try to be alone with the Lord is when you want him to purify your thoughts and intentions.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. (though this verse doesn’t speak on praying alone, it does talk about keep away from trouble)

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Acts 9:40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.

Do spend your time alone with God and increase your faith. God bless!

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Posted on February 23, 2014, in Practical living, Prayer tips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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