The Benefit Of Solitude – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 25th

(Fight For Your Private Times With God)

“…Jesus often went away to be by himself and pray.”

In these days of social media, where everyone wants to be seen and heard, the desire for validation and recognition often overshadows the importance of privacy.

Reading today’s opening verse of scripture, we see that there’s something beneficial about solitude.

If you don’t understand the value of solitude, there’s a lot that you can miss in life. It’s so important to have personal time alone with God. Always remember this: Before revelation comes isolation.

When you learn the value of having private times of fellowship with the Lord, you’ll be amazed at the transformation that’ll take place in your life and how effective you’ll be in the things of God.

Never take your private times with the Lord lightly. Maybe you have some people who, every now and then, are at your door because they need to see you or speak with you about one thing or another.

Be smart. If you spend most of your time in casual or vain chatter with others and spend less time fellowshipping with the Spirit, you’re not going to accomplish much in life.

Jesus understood the value and power of privacy with God. In Matthew 14:23 NIV, the Bible says, “After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone.”

Our opening verse shows us that He did this often (Luke 5:16). At the time everyone was clamouring for His attention, He withdrew into the wilderness to pray.

In fact, on a certain occasion, He “escaped” to go and pray, and they were looking for Him.

The Bible says, “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).

Practise this. Make the effort to have your personal time with God every day.

Go Deeper
Ephesians 6:18; Psalm 1:1-3; Matthew 6:6

Dear Father, thank you for making your Word available to me and filling my heart with your love. I greatly esteem your Word, and I demonstrate this today by consciously meditating and walking in it so that my profit may appear to all, unto your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalms 135-138
Colossians 2:16-23, Jeremiah 10-11

Plan to spend some private time with the Lord this weekend.

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