God is calling us to Himself on a daily basis waiting to shower us with many more blessings than we could ever fathom! But with all the noise & distractions, how in the world do we experience the fulfillment of connecting with the Heavenly Father.
We are a busy, overworked, stressed, and a society full of chaos and noise. I believe one of our greatest needs is to reject the noise and learn the art of solitude.
We see that Jesus understood the importance of solitude all over the New Testament.
“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.”
Jesus invited His disciples to share times of solitude with Him. “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.’ So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.” Mark 6:31-32
Will you join me and begin a journey that will be a catalyst to a greater walk with Jesus. During these 30 days, I anticipate big and dynamic experiences in your spiritual life. I wouldn’t be surprised if you experience miracles, breakthroughs, deliverance and transformation. If none of these things happen, you will at minimum establish a more intimate and deeper relationship with your Creator, which is phenomenal itself.
If you accept the challenge, spend 30 minutes in solitude and silence alone with the Father. If you need to break that into 2 or 3 segments in your day, go for it but let your time equal at least 30 minutes. Perhaps you take a walk in the woods, or sit beside a body of water. Even an area in or outside your house may work. Make sure that all your communication and media devices are turned off!
In solitude and silence you’re learning to stop doing, stop producing, stop pleasing people, stop entertaining yourself and to stop obsessing. Stop doing anything except to simply be your self before God and be found by Him.
My prayer is that this plants a seed deep within your soul and it begins a transformative habit in your life that continues well beyond Easter. I can’t wait to hear your story of how God’s sweet presence swept into your time of solitude and reshapes your life.
The 30 Day Solitude Challenge begins Saturday March 18, 2017 and ends on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Be sure to comment below if you are accepting the challenge. Also, be sure to share this to your social media or send the link to family and friends whom you feel could benefit from this as well.
Blessings to each of you as you embark on solitude for your soul.