We believe that it is vital to connect with God everyday in our quiet space. Our relationship with God desperately needs space for solitude and communion. Many practice this in different ways. For example, some take a walk at night, some read the Bible, others pray through the Psalms, others go on an outdoor adventure, and others simply mediate on God’s goodness.
We regularly meet with God in this intimate place of spiritual solitude in order to create some space in which He can act. This discipline allows us to renew and strengthen our faith as we practice leaning on him in faith. God’s word says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb 11:6). By engaging God in prayer, reading His book, journaling, and mediatating on Him, we are in essence putting our faith in His ability to step into our brokenness and change us from the inside out.
The most important outcome of solitude is that we become centered in the unchanged truth of who God has invited us to be; His beloved children (1 John 3:1-3). When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River and arose out of the water, God told him exactly what we all long to hear, “You are my Beloved, and on you my favor rests”. When we meet the Father in spiritual solitude we give him space to remind us of our belonging in him as his beloved son or daughter.
Our whole experience in this world does just the opposite, it asks us to prove we are worth something by what we can produce, how intelligent we are, how many friends on facebook we have, and how influencial we are. The world puts pressure on us to do this in order that we might receive their love. In contrast to the world, God chooses us, loves us, accepts us, and delights in us not because of anything we can give or do for him. When we receive this unconditional love through spiritual solitude we take on humility, devotion, deeper dependency, belief in His promises, a life of self-giving love, and a complete trust in His sovereignty over the big and the small areas in our lives.