31 Mar The Gift of Solitude
We are not made to live isolated and alone, but we are made to have times of solitude. We are wired to be social and to be in relationship with others, but our greatest relational need is actually a spiritual one– with Jesus.
Every relationship in your life will be affected, either positively or negatively, by the depth of your personal relationship with God– and that relationship requires times of solitude with Jesus.
Jesus reminds us that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and then to love our neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).
So, the ultimate answer to loneliness is not more people. The ultimate answer to loneliness is your relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and making that the Priority Relationship.
Fellowship and community with one another is important and necessary, but it is not a substitute for communion and fellowship with Jesus. We need both, but the one with Jesus comes first.
For more helpful tools for learning to be alone with Jesus, listen or watch Episode 76 | The Gift of Solitude by clicking the link in bio + clicking this image.
I love y’all!
xo – P♥️