Getting Alone – Beloved Women – November 23, 2022
READ: “In these days, he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: Recently, I purchased a butterfly garden for my children. During week one, the "butterflies" were not butterflies at all. They were caterpillars slimy and with very little movement. However, over the weekend, something happened. The butterflies who were once crawling at the bottom of the container felt the urge to climb to the top. As my children sat and watched for a few minutes, we wondered how long it would take before they would go into their cocoon. We watched and watched, but nothing happened. Eventually, boredom set in and we walked away. Not even five minutes later, we walked past to see the caterpillars fully wrapped in their cocoon state at the top of the butterfly garden.
The caterpillars were waiting for the moment when they could be alone to move to their next stage.
Sometimes, we have to separate ourselves from our busy life, the chatter of friends, the buzz of the television, and just take a moment with God. Like the caterpillar, we can find the courage to move forward in the solitude of His presence. Uninterrupted moments with the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, your Creator, Our Father are life-changing!
PRAY: Lord, I thank you for rest. I ask that You give me opportunities to rest and rejuvenate. Show me when my life is too busy to hear Your voice. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: Am I intentional about my quiet time with the Lord?
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Originally published Wednesday, 23 November 2022.