I am beyond grateful to have a few days to rest and be alone with the Lord. I’ve never had the opportunity like this to just go.
This is my view this morning.
I have never been a person that liked to alone. I would never go to a restaurant and eat alone so when I first met my husband I thought it was the weirdest thing that he thought nothing of it to go into a restaurant by himself! I turned 47 in October (I think? Maybe 46? But does it really matter?) and for the first time in my life I am finding satisfaction in being alone. In fact, I find myself craving it.
I went to see my daughter and her family last week and for the first time in my life I walked in to a restaurant and sat down to eat – alone. And I was perfectly content with it.
I think, and I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am, but I think it is because for the first time in my faith walk with the Lord, I am hearing and believing what He says about me more clearer – and louder over what man has ever said to me. And not only hearing it but believing and receiving it, I think, has given me a confidence – NOT IN MYSELF – but a confidence that can only be found in my Creator.
And it is absolutely amazing.
Throughout my days of traveling I have continued to hear the song, “You Say” by Lauren Daigle played on the radio. It is all so important to counter all the negative things we encounter in our day to day living with truth – God’s truth.
He is my plumbline.
If what I am hearing is mistruth and in turn I begin believing mistruths (even if it’s in my head) and it isn’t lining up with doctrine then I am calling my Lord a liar because He made me with perfection on His mind in order that I fulfill a purpose far greater than I can ever imagine.
I don’t know where you are today in this world of business and chaos. Maybe you are like me, a wide and mom that is frazzled and discouraged while walking through some tough challenges. While it is great to be alone it is also very important to say you are truly never alone. Our Lord is right there with you – holding your hand, caressing your hair, sitting in that chair across the room, loving you and interceding on your behalf –
My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry out for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:-1-6