Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sometimes I hide in the closet...

...usually it's to take a deep breath, a bite of chocolate, or a phone call. Perhaps I've been missing the purpose of this withdrawing. Why is it that I say I want to be like Christ and yet I fail over and over to follow His example? Sin makes me selfishly seek to do something that makes ME happy. What if instead of retreating for a "vent session" with a friend or a few moments of dark chocolate sweetness I withdraw to pray? It is difficult to find a "wilderness" or a "desolate place" in this busy life. The noise of life so easily becomes my excuse for having a pathetic prayer life. With the pressure of the crowd hanging on His every word, of the sick seeking healing, what did Jesus do? This morning I read from Luke 5:16, "But He would withdraw to desolate places and pray." I am thankful for His ever convicting Word and have hope that He will help me to find a wilderness in each day.


Valenchia said...

It's funny you mention your closet. When I was a little girl, I used to do that to get away by myself and think. Sometimes I still want to do that. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

I, too, read Luke 5:16. With all the sick and needy people around Jesus, He withdrew to a quiet place to pray. We all need to fill ourselves up of Him before we can meet the needs of others.

I pray you have your peace and gentle spirit once again. Have an awesome day!

Fiveboys said...

...sometimes I hide in the bathroom. Thanks for the gentle reminder of the ONE whom I should hide into instead.