He took them with Him and they withdrew by themselves. – Luke 9:10
Is there anything more intimate than slipping away to be alone with someone? In the quiet, you can whisper secrets and share your heart. Here is where you’ll find that you are comfortable or most uncomfortable. Jesus fed five thousand AFTER He had slipped away. (Luke 9:10-17). Elijah turned the widow into an oil mogul AFTER he had slipped away. (IKings 17:5-16).
Don’t look for every ‘slip away’ experience to be identical. Just as you don’t always have to repeat the same sequence with your best friends, sometimes its a game, it may be the mall, or it could be dinner, true friends don’t need words, music or food to ensure a good time. The simplicity of your presence is fulfillment enough. Just BE there.
In the beginning, please know that its not unusual to be distracted in prayer or to become fatigued in worship. However, in order to be of any ample spiritual stature, you must first grow in prayer. You can do this in the same way that you would submit to an exercise regimen at your local gym. Begin a workout program and gradually increase the number of reps, amount of weights or length of cardiovascular exercise. Any honest prayer or praise warrior will admit that they had to build up their stamina in prayer and worship by engaging in a regular, consistent routine. If you will commit to a graduating system, this week, carving out five minutes a day of concentrated, alone time with the lover of your soul and next week, ten minutes a day, before you know it, you will be looking at your watch wondering “where did the time go?”