Time Alone….

imagesCAJKC05GAnd after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 King 19:12-13

How do you do with time alone? Do you embrace it or despise it?

My husband and I just got away to a short weekend cruise (one of the many benefits of living in South Florida); it was the perfect length of time for me away from my girls.

As we had dinner one evening my husband couldn’t understand that people would choose to dine alone. He commented…”how could they get away by themselves? How could that bring anyone joy? I couldn’t be alone for more than 1 hour.” To which I responded a whole day for me would be great!

We all deal differently with “time alone”– some embrace it others despise it!

However, if we want to hear God speak into our lives, guide us, direct our next steps we have to make the time to silent the noise, the people and the distractions.

I have had amazing “aha moments” while I have been alone with my thoughts.  Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to be alone all the time, however, I believe that we need to balance our time. Yes, allow people into our lives, experience joy
and new experiences but also allow some special alone time to listen to your  Abba Father.

Remember, Elijah didn’t hear God in the earthquake or in the fire but in the “gentle whisper”. Allow quiet time to “hear” the gentle whisper in your life.

Enjoy whatever moment you are experiencing right now and remember to Just Breathe!

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Comments

  1. Past 4 months have spent alot of time alone and truly enjoy the opportunity it provides for deep reflection, His voice becomes salient.

    • Yes it does Flor. You are blessed to have this opportunity. For me it has to be intentional and I have to be creative to achieve it and if lucky I will find 15-30 minutes here and there:-)

      • What a great post! We all need those quiet times where we “intentionally” get alone and/or listen for our Fathers voice. There are so many voices that we hear every day. We need to be “in tune” to hear His voice, His direction and His instruction; for daily He gives us a choice (Deut 28).

      • Thank you Kathie. You hit the nail on the head “intentionally” is key.

  2. Edna R Quiros says:

    After providing care to many individuals & their families during the week, I truly enjoy time alone 🙂 I actually enjoy at times going to the movies alone, and making time to have intimate moments with God:) I enjoy my company but also enjoy company of good friends:)

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