And 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!