Solitude in renewal

solitude in renewal - @Godlywoman911
Years ago my Pastor announced that they were going to be away for a few weeks for sabbatical …


At the time I didn’t understand what that meant and frankly I didn’t even think it was my place to ask.

But just recently the topic of renewal came up and it reminded me how important it was for Christians to be continually renewed.

We all require renewal and there is a strong need for this discipline.

Many of us take to heart God’s word which tells us that “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Matthew‬ ‭9:37‬ ‭ 

This is good! We are to take seriously the work of God, ensuring that we follow God’s will and do his work. But sometimes we are so focused on the work that we forget that WE also need to take time out to come to him.

Your renewal should be in solitude and quiet.

In Jesus’ ministry he showed us the importance of solitude for renewal. Jesus time of solitude was spending time with God. “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke‬ ‭5:16‬

As Christians we need that continuous renewal as well. “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.‭‭ Mark‬ ‭6:31-32‬ ‭

When we seek that discipline of solitude we will not only seek Christ first in all things and have the knowledge to do HIS will, but it will also deepen and strengthen our relationship with Christ. And this discipline is through our prayer and worship when we seek Christ in a quiet place.

Thought: Jesus prepared for 30 years and taught for 3. How are you preparing yourself for the work ahead? You may not be able to go on a sabbatical but do you daily seek God in solitude so that he can refresh and renew you to go out and do HIS work?

Prayer: Abba Father, forgive us when we not only allow this world’s craziness to cut our time with you but also forgive us for not seeking you first. It is in our desire to seek you first that our discipline of solitude in renewal will increase. Guide and strengthen us, in Jesus name. Amen 

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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