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And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luke 5:16 KJV

Are you contemplating on a place to pray? Have you or are you still searching for a place to talk to God?

I used to struggle with the thought of finding the perfect place with less or no disturbances. I thought that if I was somewhere too loud he wouldn’t hear me to speak or if I am too quiet he’d want me to speak up. But as I grew up in my late teens my pastor told me before I left for basic training around the summer of June 2007.

He will always hear a humble heart and his child no matter what or where you are. Take heed to Luke 5:16 and study it. You will begin to understand why. Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray my dear!

From that day forward I started to put my best foot forward in studying his word. No I didn’t understand, so I had to do a little bit more researching and asking others of their opinions that they had grasped from the word. I wanted to know what it meant to them. I wanted understanding on what my pastor was trying to tell me.

But at the end of the day, I came to realize after calling my mom from basic training just to tell her, “I got it”. I had finally understood what he was trying to tell me, but I had to go off on my own to actually understand why. When she asked me “what is it”.

I told her the verse of Luke 5:16, and that all Pastor was trying to tell me was:

“If Jesus often withdrew himself to quiet places to pray, then God is all around us. He can hear our pleas and our praises wherever we happen to be. But even though he hears US any and everywhere he stills wants his time with us to himself. Never stop seeking a solitary place for solitude because he still loves his intimacy with his children.

She was a shocked and told me that she would let the pastor know at the next service. It only took me about 4weeks in between basic training to get it. Lol. Since then I have loved my time alone with him to hear, to speak, to grow in him, and flourish my relationship with him.

I am an emotional worshipper, that withholds nothing from him. I let down my flaws, dislikes, and imperfections at his feet for him to correct on a daily without any regret to be a better me. But I wasn’t always that way, I had to learn, with a heart and mind “willing” to learn and grow.

Since my knowledge and growth of that understanding, I’ve been going off on my own away from my kids, my former spouse, friends, or even family members just to have that quiet time with him. To be heard and to also hear!

You may even see me talking to myself, but I’m really just praying. I have no shame of where I am at or go to get that moment with him. I prefer silence to hear him rather than noise, distraction, or over anyone else. My quiet moments with God helps me regain my sense of peace while seeking his peace. And we all know his is better than ours.

To hear his words of guidance and signs shine through my darkness, he will receive my undivided attention!

Nothing or no one will ever change that!

Where is your most intimate place to pray with God?

Prayer:

Lord, help me to always place our time alone above all else to seek you in quietness and not in the midst of chaotic storms. You deserve my full attention for all that you do, have done, and yet to do or doing in my life. Thank you! In Jesus name, you have my undivided attention, AMEN!

God can save a broken marriage, union of you, or a relationship, if you allow him! ☝

James 1:5 (KJV)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

“Sometimes we got it together, going the same way, with the same thing”. But on other days we can’t think twice, nor get it right. With no shape or form in between.

My union isn’t all high right now with each other. We can’t get it right. I don’t even think we can see right to survive the next fight.

We constantly play the blame game. That’s the only time we know each other or our own name. Pointing each other out.

I don’t even know why we do, but we do.

In arguments, there are pointed fingers, no one wants to listen, or look in the mirror. Rather than joining hands, or holding each other, we’d be back to back, pulling the covers.

The devil is busy, the fight for this union is getting harder.

God never left. He’s been everything in between.

We just thought we were smarter, instead of depending on our ” KING”.

But I ask for help in this area that may seem tough to us, right now, but is not BIGGER than you- Wisdom!

When we lack, our union lacks.

God, I ask you for wisdom without cutting us slack.

Inspiration: I wrote this 23 January 2017. At a time I was transitioning to answering my calling with my writing. It was one of many of my personal prayers that were a keepsake ( my intimate moment). But moving forward I kept the faith, kept writing, and knew I would receive what I had asked because I believed him to move as promised. But, It became clear later as I read the word for the understanding of asking for wisdom for a union of TWO from only ONE. My union lacked something that took two to pray for, I could not ALONE carry that responsibility and being the only one accountable for TWO. I needed, pleaded, tried, and waited patiently for my other half to help me uplift this prayer for OUR union not just mines. But..the work went undone. As a praying wife, you hold many powerful unions in your palm of prayer, but if your palm is joined by you ONLY, then your prayer for wisdom would just be OF YOU as one! Even when you’ve done all you’ve done.

PRAYER:

Father God. I come to you on this grateful evening filled with many unclaimed blessings, as I kneel before you to declare them!

I ask that you restore my union and turn it around so that we may include you 1st as you strengthen us to strengthen each other. We are lacking so much in our union because we have lacked thee and we need your wisdom more than ever right now.

We need your wisdom to keep us strong against temptation and to know the difference between permanent peace and temporary peace.

Help us to always know that permanent peace is eternal peace and eternal peace is EVERLASTING like the love that you lay on both us for the US. Help us to know that the everlasting love in our union comes from your wisdom. With this wisdom, our union shall have everlasting love to withstand ANYTHING this life may brings, in Jesus name, Amen!

It’s funny that 1 received but not THE UNION. Now after putting him first, the union has failed. You can’t be the only FIGHTER for your Union when it’s “TWO”.

☝23 January 2017🙌

But when you lack, ask BEFORE it’s to late. Don’t let the fight be from one MATE!🙏