Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 22, 2019

A Lonely Place

Filed under: Father,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

Luke 5:16 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.  (NIV)

So many are tired.  We are constantly stimulated by noise and business.  It seems there are always demands on our time.  Jesus had more demands on His time than we can conceive.  Yet, He knew He must withdraw to a lonely place where He could pray and be refreshed by His Father.  We too, must learn to leave everything behind for a time to refresh through prayer without interruption from distracting noise or other people.  As a couple, we took turns give each a few days to go off alone to refresh in our relationship with our God.  The condition of our thinking and our physical bodies are a good indication of when it is time to go to a lonely place to refresh.  Notice it is a lonely place, not a place of active recreation.  The entire purpose as we rest our minds and our bodies is to refresh through conversations with our Creator and have a refreshed re-infilling of the Holy Spirit.  If Jesus knew He needed to withdraw from time to time, though He was perfectly filled with the Holy Spirit, how much more do we need to do the same.  Let us be cautious in our thinking that things can’t go without us for a time.  Let us always take time in a lonely place and meet one on one with God, our Father and our Creator.

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