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Solitude with Almighty God

Are you weary, overwhelmed, finding it hard to see God at work? Is it hard to keep your focus on Almighty God?

Praise God He is available. Praise God He opens His arms and says “Come”.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

God wants our souls to be at rest. He is our burden bearer. So we take the step to come to Him. Then what?

Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is near,
For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice,
He has consecrated His guests.
Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent. Take time away from the hustle and bustle, demands of the world, burdens of ministry, lack of peace.

Even Jesus, the Son of God, being God Himself sought solitude with the Father.

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Matthew 14:23

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. Mark 1:35

After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.
Mark 6:46

But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Luke 5:16

It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

This time is taken to stop stressing about provision, focusing on troubles, and fearing, but a time to be strengthened, uplifted and to focus on God.

‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 41:10
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31

I will personally be taking a week off to focus, seek and reconnect with my Lord God. I know that I will be refreshed, strengthened, and ready to serve my God without weariness, running the race without getting tired. I would appreciate your prayers during this time. I plan to sign off social media tonight and  return on November 1.

🌹I leave you with this:

The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Matter What, To God We Go.

Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.
James 5:13 NASB

The reference to suffering here in James is compared to the prophets of the Old Testament. They were sent by God to tell the Israelites a message from Him that was not well received.

As we share the Good News we often can get discouraged that no one is listening. No one is understanding their need for Jesus. Or as I recently experienced, they were being phony, lying and deceiving with a personal agenda. It can be disheartening.

Solution? Go to the Lord in prayer. He can heal the heart.
Take the people you share with to the Lord. Ultimately it is the Lord who changes hearts, not us. We simply need to be obedient and tell the story of Jesus and His saving grace. No matter the outcome God is in control.

And one day in heaven we might just meet that individual. Seeds planted that God used to change that person’s heart.

Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.

It is extremely easy to sing praise when we have a cheerful heart. Is it the Lord to whom we direct our songs of praise?

🌹So whether suffering or cheerful, let our response be to seek the Lord God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Testimony of Trust

Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication. The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalms 28:6‭-‬7 NASB

Who do you turn to when life becomes overwhelming? In whom do you trust with all the pieces of your life – the good, the bad, the ugly, the disappointments, the struggles, the highs, the lows? Has He heard the voice of your supplication because you cried out to Him? If you do, He will help you. Your heart will exult your God and you can’t help but to thank Him.

But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
Psalms 3:3 NASB

🌹He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the Lord.
Psalms 40:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

I Love You, Lord

I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalms 116:1‭-‬2 NASB

My God:

“I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech. Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
Psalms 18:1 NASB, Psalms 17:6‭-‬8 NASB, Psalms 31:2‭-‬3‭, ‬5 NASB

🌹I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
Psalms 40:1‭, 2 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Humble Are Heard

When he was in distress, he entreated (asked earnestly) the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God.
2 Chronicles 33:12‭-‬13 NASB

Who do you seek out when you are in distress? Does God come to mind instantly or is He an afterthought? A last resort?
Is God moved by your prayers?
When praying we must humble ourselves before the Almighty, Holy, Sovereign God. He will hear. He will answer.

🌹O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
Psalms 10:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Burden Lifters

Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter, so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

Do you have prayer warriors in your life? A group of Christian friends who will go to the throne of God with you, no matter the size of the need? Someone(s) you can confide in and likewise would not hesitate to share their burdens with you?

🌹God did not intend for us to go this life alone. That is why God gave us brothers and sisters in Christ to share the burdens but also the joys.

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:15 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Call Him

I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalms 116:1‭-‬2 NASB

I love the Lord.  .  . Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

God is listening. He has inclined His ear. He wants to hear from you. He wants to hear your supplications (humble prayer, earnest request of one in authority).

He, God, who has authority over all creation, all things. Take your hurts, your struggles, your pain, your anguish, your fears, your uncertainties, your lack of faith, your questions, everything to Him. He is life. He is the way. He is the truth. God will not steer you wrong.

🌹God is the wisdom you need. Call upon Him today. He is waiting.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

O God My Salvation

My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 62:1‭-‬2‭, ‬5‭-‬8 NASB

Do you know God as your rock? Your stronghold? Your hope? Your strength? Your refuge? Your trust?

Troubles? Burdens? Feel lost?

🌹Wait in silence for God only. Pour out your heart before Him; God is our refuge.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Battle Belongs to The Lord

and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.
2 Chronicles 20:15‭, ‬18 NASB

🌹Surrender your fear to the Lord God today. Humbly bow before Him in worship and prayer for the battle truly belongs to the Lord!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Powerful & Mighty

and he (Jehoshaphat) said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’
2 Chronicles 20:6‭, ‬9 NASB

There is a powerful and mighty ruler over all the nations of the world who has the power over anyone or anything that comes at His church. God alone and He is just a prayer away. Where do you place your trust? In whom is your stability and peace.

🌹Seek God. He is waiting and willing to listen.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon