One of the best decisions I made for myself recently within the past month or so is spending some quiet/alone time with God. This quiet time is just me in communion with God, I’m usually locked away somewhere without distractions, family or T.V. I don’t make a big announcement about it or anything I just slip away and call it “mommy quiet time” and all is ok. It has become the best part of my day. As a Christian woman I never had a daily ritual of spending alone time with God. Always rushed and on the go my prayer life was mostly pleas to God. Pleas, petitions and giving thanks about the same things over and over again with occasional special request for certain people or situations. I thought that if you want to see change or answered prayers you have to keep praying for the same things over and over until God answered. Since spending time alone with God, I really think like he looks forward to our alone time as much as I do. I ask him to direct me in scripture and to give me a understanding of what I am reading. This alone time has also helped me to develop a faith life regardless of what I see in front of me. This time gives me great confidence that God knows me and I’m getting to know him. I ask God for the things that I desire he reciprocates his best for me, I step back in faith and wait to receive. According to his timeline, provision and will all I have to do is have faith and believe.
Choose God’s Secret Place
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
This scripture holds the key to overcoming worry, anxiety, discouragement, disappointment, depression, despair, and disease. It is simply trusting God. Perhaps you want to trust God, but it seems you just don’t know how. Trusting God requires knowing Him—knowing His character and having experience with Him. Going through trials with God by your side builds your faith.
So when you face problems, you can choose trust or torment. Choose to trust God and dwell in the “secret place,” enjoying divine provision in the midst of attacks and walking through dark times in His presence.