Posted by: lifestreamsflow1 | June 21, 2010

Solitude and the Deepest Part of You

The subject of SOLITUDE…and the need for it in our lives. Solitude…not only time away from others…or time alone…but times in the presence of God….so He can reveal what each of us needs to know about ourselves, so He can heal us and we can develop and know His peace, joy, and abundance individually…and personally.  In Joshua 5:14,  we find this bit of information: “Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord have for His servant?'”

God has a message for each of us, for none knows us as He who created us does. He wants to speak into each of our lives…to speak into our situations, speak to the deepest parts of ourselves where we often harbor secret fears – sometimes so secret that we even hide them from ourselves.

As we purpose to set apart times alone with Him….we should seek Him for the keys to our own deepest issues…so we can be delivered from them…freed to finish our lives without the baggage that daily weighs us down and hold us back from fulfilling all we are called to be.

A dear widow friend of mine, Connie Becht, shared the following thoughts with me some years back…and I have never forgotten them.  I found it interesting and hope it will be a blessing to you, too.

I believe we all would agree that no matter how busy our lives can be, we are faced head on with loneliness from the very beginning. We can look at loneliness as a wound that needs to be avoided, or we can see it as a time to allow God to minister to us at our deepest level of need.

When we are extremely busy and with other people, it is often hard to hear what God wants to share with us. It often seems that only when we are alone do we allow ourselves to “hear his voice”. God created us to have fellowship with him. Acts 17:27 says, “God did this so that all mankind would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” God wants to be found by us, in order to have fellowship with us.

God wants to meet us in our secret places. He knows what is there already, but he needs to be invited to share and heal those areas in us. Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths. I will guide them, I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.”

He longs for entrance into those dark secret areas to make them smooth and to show light. He can’t do this unless we allow ourselves to open up to his searching touch. Only when we allow him to guide us in unfamiliar paths can we grow.

It is when we allow ourselves to be alone with God and look honestly at ourselves that we begin to see ourselves as he sees us, and we are able to change those things that should/need not be in our lives and keep the good. Then we can begin to develop his character in our lives and know his peace, joy, and abundance.

As we allow God to search us and know us, we pray with the psalmist: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts” (Psalms 139:23). As we develop friendship and intimacy with God we can begin to see our times of aloneness/loneliness as times of fellowship and learning from God. He then begins to become the companion he longs to be in our lives…one that can meet that deepest innermost need.

It is up to us to decide whether times of aloneness/loneliness will be avoided, or embraced. If we embrace these times as times from God, we can grow within ourselves and grow closer to God.

Have the courage to allow God to show you the deepest part of yourself. Consider the great love of God as He shines a light in your darkest parts. Allow Him to show you what to do with it….and then remain faithful in that thing day by day. Humble yourself before Him…for in doing so, He has promised to lift you up!

DETERMINATION: Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.

“Jesus Christ is the SAME…yesterday, today, and forever!” Hebrews 13:8

Looking unto JESUS,


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