From today’s My Utmost for His Highest (January 13)….Kind of along with yesterday’s message today’s is about Jesus getting us alone….I know that currently I am in a place in my life where I often “feel alone”….and it’s not that I don’t have friends or family, I do! And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am DEEPLY loved, and even appreciated, that isn’t what I feel when I feel alone. I am currently not involved in a deep and meaningful fellowship with sister (or brothers) in Christ outside of our Sunday morning worship and my friendships with my sisters in Christ and my family, God has closed the door for me for the time being for being involved in a weekly Bible study. I know that the reason for that is that He desires to be my mentor, He wants to be my guide through the Word…..He wants for it to be just He and I so that I can focus SOLELY on Him….not on the food, not on which video series is next, not on the gossip (sometimes disguised as prayer requests). It is sometimes a lonely place to be, but I also know that it is temporary. He has a group of women for me, I know, but He hasn’t led me to them yet. Anyhow, the purpose for this “alone with Jesus” time is perfectly described in today’s lesson from My Utmost for His Highest and quoted below….
There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone. Are we alone with Him now? Or are we more concerned with our own ideas, friendships, and cares for our bodies? Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.