Spiritual Disciplines: Solitude
Mark 1:35

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2014, Max D. Hutto,

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 NIV

Solitude is another training exercise or discipline that Jesus practiced and that believers should practice in order to become spiritually fit. There is a overwhelming need for every believer to have a daily quiet time with the Lord. There is also a crucial need for an extended time of quietness and solitude that is comprised of in-depth prayer and meditation on God’s Word. As if we are afraid of silence and solitude, we live in a culture where we are constantly bombarded with sounds from other people and from electronic devices. These sounds often drown out God’s still small voice.

Lord Jesus, as I seek to become spiritually fit, help me to spend time with You in quietness and solitude. Help me to stop being busy and noisy long enough to hear Your Voice and Your Word.


  March 14, 2014

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