June 24, 2021
By Kimberly Hobbs
EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
When we step away from people for a period, we have a sense of freedom. There are no expectations to live up to, no one to let down, And no one’s opinions are clouding our minds. It is then we can experience the meaning of being still before God.
In the stillness, quietness, and peace without the presence of others, it can help us to shape our identity. These can be growth times. Some of us may feel anxious being alone, while others can be alone for several hours and experience pure joy. Possibly you can experience discovering a balance and call this a “spiritual exercise” for yourself to find God in the stillness.
Allow your mind to dwell on truths of The Bible regarding your true identity in God. This will help you focus your thoughts and deepen those truths that God brings to your mind. The goal is to help you learn to be more comfortable being alone with yourself and God.
Nothing can separate you from God’s love.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angel’s, nor ruler’s, nor things present, nor things to come, nor power’s, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 38-39)
Find a place of solitude in your day. It’s healthy and can encourage your mind. Say a prayer of thanks to our Lord.
Be still in His presence.
“Be still, and know that I Am God” (Psalm 46:10)