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A stable relationship takes time!
All relationships take time. A relationship with God, is not like other relationships in many ways, but it does follow the rules of other relationships. The Bible is filled with comparisons to help us with our relationship with God.
One illustration is Christ Jesus being portrayed as the bridegroom, and the Church is portrayed as the bride. Marriage is two joining their lives as one (Gen.2:24). Such intimacy involves time spent alone with one another.
Another relationship is that of father and child. Close parental relationships are those in which children and parents have special “alone time” together. Spending time alone with a loved one provides the opportunity to truly come to know that person. Spending time alone with God is no different. When we’re alone with God, we draw closer to Him and get to know Him in a different way than we do in groups.
God longs for time alone with us. He really wants a personal relationship with us because He loves us. He created us as individuals, “covering” us in the womb (Ps.139:13). God knows the most intimate details of our lives, even to the number of hairs on our heads. He knows each of the sparrows individually, and “you are worth more than many sparrows” (Mat.10:29-31). He invites us to come to Him and know Him (Isa.1:18; Song 4:8; Rev.22:17). When we really want to know God personally, we will seek Him early (Ps.63:1) and yearn to spend time with Him. We will be like Mary, sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to His voice (Luke 10:39). We will hunger and thirst for righteousness, and we will be filled (Mat.5:6).
A good reason for us to spend time alone with God, is that we follow Biblical examples. In the Old Testament, God called prophets to come to Him alone.
Moses met with God alone at the burning bush and then on Mt. Sinai.
David, whose many Psalms reflect a confident awareness of God, communicated with Him while on the run from Saul (Ps.57).
God's Presence passed by as Elijah was in the cave (1 Kings 19:9,13).
In the New Testament, Jesus spent time alone with God (Mat.14:13; Mark 1:35; 6:45-46; 14:32-34; Luke 4:42; 5:16; 9:18; John 6:15).
Jesus actually instructed us to pray to God alone at times. Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (KJV)
We must rely on Jesus as our Vine (John 15:1-8). We must be directly and intimately connected to Him. Just as a branch is linked directly to the vine, so we are so linked directly to Christ. When we do not have time alone with God, we will find our needs not being met, and we will not really know the abundant life He gives.
When we spend time alone with God, it clears our minds of distractions so we can focus on Him alone and hear His what He says to us in His Word. When we abide in Him, we enjoy the intimacy to which He calls us and we come to rightly know Him.
Conditions or Situations in our Lives
A Personal Relationship With God
A Spiritual Famine Coming
A Quiet Time With God
A Secret Place Needed
A Stable Relationship Takes Time
Alone With God
Being Alone With God Is Necessary
Being Introverted, Is It Good?
Careful Consideration Ne4cessary for Prayer
Christian Meditation, What Is It?
Conditions In Our Lives Today
Ears Should Pay Attention
Ears That Do Not Hear!
Ears That Refuse to Hear!
False Prophets Are Dangerous
God Is Still Speaking To us Today
Israel's Hard Heart
Jacob Wrestling With God
Jesus Felt Forsaken
Loneliness of Jeremiah
Meditating, How to
Meditating on God's Word Misunderstood
Meditating, on What Things?
Seeking The Kingdom of God
Solitude in the Old Testament
Solitude, What Is It?
Some Things Are Hard to Hear
The Laodicean Church
Warning, of NOT Hearing!