If the only time a Christian can sense the connection, power, and presence of the Holy Spirit is when they’re around spirit-filled believers, they’re in trouble. It’s that false sense of spirituality that will leave them scrambling and ill-prepared to endure the personal battles—which are coming. When the hardships show up, they’ll scream defenselessly that the devil is attacking them; but it could be God showing them they need “me time” with Him.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth
The Word tells us to assemble ourselves with other believers (see Hebrews 10:25). Nevertheless, that doesn’t negate the importance of spending time alone with the Holy Spirit (me time). God will not let other people and things take His place in our lives. Therefore, some situations will require us to approach the Throne for ourselves. How can our faith grow if we only know of and about Him through other people?
Me time isn’t swappable.
The devil will tell us serving in a church can be substituted for our alone time with God. The enemy understands that a relationship with our Lord is our greatest weapon against the kingdom of darkness. He knows the more time we spend seeking the Lord, the better we become at distinguishing our Savior’s voice. He’s counting on the fact if we doubt our hearing, we’ll have problems being led. That’s another reason why the enemy will throw all kinds of hindrances in our way to keep us from this valuable time.
If you know this alone time is important but you’re having trouble, for whatever reason, setting time aside, ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Ask Him to put a burning desire in your heart for some me time.
Developing a relationship with God should be our number one ongoing priority. I used the word ongoing because the majesty of our Lord is too grand to be understood in a single lifetime. His love, mercy, and grace will forever amaze us. However, we’ll never get to know Him in a personal way if we don’t spend personal time with Him.
Do your actions reflect your love?
Seek yea first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (see Matthew 6:30). Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (see Psalm 37:4).
Simply said: We find the time to be alone with the ones we love. The people who have discovered how wonderful “me time” is, want others to enjoy this phenomenal experience. However, it’s one of the enemy’s secrets, and he will do whatever he has to—to keep it—a secret.
Our Savior deserves our “me time” with Him.
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