A solitary place…..


“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

We know this place….we have seen it in our dreams, in our minds. That solitary place of peace that we long for. We think, if I can just get there…. then I will be okay. It is not as far away as you might think, that place. Sometimes it comes when you least expect it, a sudden feeling that all is right, at least in your world. You want to hold it close because you know it won’t last, but it is enough for now. You look up and say a prayer of thanks because you know where it came from. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

Some people spend a fortune going to exotic places seeking that place of peace and never find it. Real peace can only be found in Him. What a blessing we don’t have to go that far……We can find it where the Spirit resides. In the quiet soft nest of our very own soul, where He has carved out His home. He knew we would need that. So much so that He wanted us to be able to carry Him wherever we go.

So go find a quiet place today. You will find that Someone’s footsteps have been there before yours, seeking peace. He has left it for you to find.

“And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone…..” Matthew 14:23

2 thoughts on “A solitary place…..

  1. Hi Lori,
    What a beautiful post! I just got home from work and errands and came over to visit with you here. What did I find? Beautiful words that led me to a place of peace. Right inside of me all along! How often I forget that! I needed this reminder tonight. Thank you for helping calm my spirit after a long and busy day.

    I have one other comment: 108 degrees?!?!?!!? 108 and it is partly cloudy? Not even full sun! Yikes!

    Okay, now back to that place of peace inside me! 🙂

  2. Pam, thank you for stopping in and I am so glad you found a bit of rest this evening….Loved the post about the candy bars, I had a moment in front of the vending machine myself this afternoon, instead of the ice-cream I went for the granola bar. I can relate. Yes, we are now in the thick of it for summer. We do the best we can and know that we have 8 beautiful months the rest of the yr to make up for it!
    Blessings to you…

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