Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thankful for time to be alone
I love to be alone.
I also like to be with people. I don't like to be alone over tremendously long stretches of time. For instance, when Shawn goes away on business trips. Business trips result in more alone time than I really appreciate, especially in the evenings after the sun goes down and the windows turn black. Going to bed at night all by myself is lonely in not-a-good-way.
But I do love to spend some time alone, every day, preferably in the morning. Long, quiet mornings alone are an unspeakable luxury.
I like to read my Bible and pray, all by myself. It's much harder for me to do these things when there are people around.
I like to be alone when I write. Actually, I probably fundamentally need to be alone when I write.
There's that song, "Give me Jesus." It has a verse that says, "When I am alone, give me Jesus."
When I am working on chores, or taking a walk, or eating, then I prefer to have company.
When I am praying, studying, writing, then I like to be alone.
I am thankful for times when I have opportunities to be alone, to get centered, to let the Lord examine my heart.
Since Jesus promises never to leave me nor forsake me, I am never utterly alone. Alone with Jesus, that's what I love.
I am thankful for time when I can be alone with Jesus.