Thank you for joining me this morning. I love hearing from you so drop me a note sometime. Here is a question for you this morning. Are you comfortable being alone with yourself? Many of us don't like being alone, we would rather have someone around. There is nothing wrong with being in the company of others, but how are you when you are alone with yourself?
Being comfortable in our aloneness is also a Spiritual challenge when it comes to being alone with God. We all struggle from time to time in our quiet time with the Lord, all kinds of thoughts seem to plague us trying to rob us from our personal time with God. So, let's talk about this a little....
And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. --John 6:3
Just prior to this miraculous multiplying of the bread and fish, Jesus "went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples"(6:3). That fact is noteworthy. It seems plain that Jesus withdrew purposely from the great mass of people who had been pursuing Him. Jesus needed some quiet time!
There are some things that you and I will never learn when others are present. Church is a wonderful thing coming together with other believers and worshipping together. There is much we can learn when we come together on Sundays and sit among the saints. But there are certain things that you and I will never learn in the presence of other people.
Some of what we are missing today wihin our religious activity is not waiting on God, not being alone with Him in quietness. I mean getting alone with God and waiting in silence and quietness until we are charged with God's Spirit. Then, when we act, what God has put in us will come out...
Now, in the case of our Lord, the people came to Him, John reports, and He was ready for them. He had been quiet and silent. He had sat alone with His disciples and meditated. Looking upward, He waited until he knew he was ready in his soul. He was a tuned violin. He was a battery recharged. He was ready! Let us learn from this example, that it is good to be in the company of others, but it is even sweeter when we find that quiet place with God. Let us come seeking Him in that quiet place of our heart.
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