Jesus practiced solitude on several occasions throughout his life and ministry. Here are some examples: Jesus practiced solitude as a way to connect with God, prepare for important decisions, rest and recharge after ministry, and grieve during difficult times. These examples demonstrate the importance of solitude in Jesus’ life and ministry, and provide a modelContinue reading “How Did Jesus Practice Solitude?”
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How Can A Busy Christian Practice Solitude?
Practicing the spiritual discipline of solitude can be challenging in our busy and hectic lives, but it is still possible. Here are some practical suggestions for how a Christian can practice solitude: Remember, the goal of practicing the spiritual discipline of solitude is to connect with God and to find rest and refreshment in hisContinue reading “How Can A Busy Christian Practice Solitude?”
How Do I Practice Solitude in the Midst of Community?
While the spiritual discipline of solitude typically involves intentionally setting aside time to be alone with God, it is also possible to practice solitude while engaging with others. Here are a few ways to practice solitude in the midst of community: While the spiritual discipline of solitude typically involves intentional time alone with God, itContinue reading “How Do I Practice Solitude in the Midst of Community?”
How Did Solomon Address Solitude?
The wisdom texts of the Bible, including the book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, do not specifically address the spiritual discipline of solitude in the same way that the Psalms do. However, there are several passages in these books that highlight the importance of solitude and reflection. For example, Proverbs 19:20 says,Continue reading “How Did Solomon Address Solitude?”
King David and Solitude
The book of Psalms, which is a collection of worship poems and songs, often speaks about the experience of solitude and its impact on the human soul. Many of the psalms were written by King David, who experienced solitude throughout his life. In the Psalms, David expresses a range of emotions that he experiences duringContinue reading “King David and Solitude”
The Spiritual Discipline of Solitude
(I usually post on the hours of prayer and spiritual disciplines. Today, I do so in a new vein. Each post shall address the spiritual discipline of solitude and build on the insights gained. The day will end with a prayer for that discipline. I pray that you will find a peace that passes ourContinue reading “The Spiritual Discipline of Solitude”
Before I Sleep…
Jesus, You made Yourself nothing, taking the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. Though innocent You died a criminal’s death on a cross and because of Your sacrificial obedience our Father gave You the name that is above every other name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee willContinue reading “Before I Sleep…”
A Gen-Z Still Loves the Church
In The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer comments on his generation: “Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies.” Tozer’s assessment is timeless and true of my generation too—Generation Z Gen Z is disenchanted with and disconnectedContinue reading “A Gen-Z Still Loves the Church”
The Baseball Curse
Since Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is this Thursday, I’ll start with a baseball story. When the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series, many saw it as a win that “reversed the curse” allegedly caused when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees inContinue reading “The Baseball Curse”
Would You Let Your Child Be a Missionary?
Can children be saved? Yes. Spurgeon said that “as soon as a child is capable of being lost, it is capable of being saved.” Cotton Mather called the parent an ostrich who pretended their lost child was a Christian. Parents must call them to faith, for children can be converted. So if a child isContinue reading “Would You Let Your Child Be a Missionary?”