WISDOM FOR LIVING INT’L
Writer: Tobi Adesokan
YOU ALONE WITH GOD!
Being alone with God is a necessary spiritual exercise every child of God must imbibe. It is a time set aside regularly to go to a quiet place and meet with God. It is the time set aside to communicate with the father through the Living Word with the help of the Holy Spirit and also to bring your requests to God in prayer. Through being alone with God, you cultivate a relationship with God. What seperate the men from the boys in the kingdom realm is not special but carving out time to fellowship with God.
Unfortunately, this is dying gradually in the christian race because of many reasons. Some of the reasons are disturbance, poor planning, laziness,over eating, the cares of this world, challenges of life and many more. The truth is when you carve out time regularly with God, your spiritual strength is renewed to cope with daily activities. That is why you must make it a life style in your christian journey. Jesus Christ understood this principles when He was on earth in Mark 1:35,” and in the morning, rising up a great while before the day, He went out and departed into a solitary place and there prayed”. This shows the secret of Jesus empowerment ,how He’s receiving instructions and revelations from God.
You don’t need to be a pastor or have a call into ministry before doing this. If you aspire to live above the ordinary and operate in supernatural dimension of God’s empowerment, do what Jesus Christ did. Learn to do this either once in a week, twice in a month or six times in a year depending on your programme. I engage in this also. Seek the Lord before your busy schedule takes over your thoughts. Withdraw from noise and demands so you can focus on God. Take Jesus attitude of regular communion with the father. Reflect on the priorities Jesus had for his life and determine to pray on a regular basis, not just in times of crisis. If prayer was important for Jesus, then it must be important for you. Pray-even if you have to get up very early in the morning to do it.