Solitude is divine, columnist says

Columnist Walker Moore says it is good to take time to be alone to commune with the Lord.
BY WALKER MOORE Published: January 19, 2013
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Sitting in my truck, I have no demands on my time, resources, brain or life. I can sip coffee as I let the music take me to another place. Often, when I reach this Zen-like state, a conversation arises between the Lord and me. In these moments, the Lord reassures me that the Holy Trinity hasn't called an emergency meeting over my life. Everything is in His hands and happens according to His purposes.

I admire the life of Christ. He's taught me many things, but one of His qualities still missing from my life is His ability to routinely walk away from the world: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed” (Mark 1:35).

Jesus gives us permission to say no to the world, to walk away from life's hustle and bustle and into a place of peace.

We all need to find that place where we can be refreshed. That's where we can hear Him.

Walker Moore is president of AweStar Ministries of Tulsa.