Are you feeling worn out and in need of some extended time alone with God to be refreshed? Are you having trouble finding time to do that?

I understand. We live in a hectic, busy world, and each day seems to just get busier. How do we draw near to God when there’s so little free time?

It’s easy to push aside our time with God, but that’s the very thing we need to keep in our schedules. We rush out the door to get those urgent things done, telling God we’ll spend time with him later. But “later” never comes because our day fills up with other things.

Our strength comes from time alone with God.

That’s why I chose “Drawing Near” as the theme for our Women’s Ministry this year. As we make time each day to draw near and spend time alone with Him, He strengthens and refreshes us.

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:16, NASB95).”

Maybe you’re feeling that your time with Him has become dry and you’re just going through the motions. Or you’re not sure what to do in that time with Him.

When I was a junior at LSU, the girl who was discipling me took me with her one morning to the Chapel on campus and let me join her in her quiet time. It gave me first-hand experience of how to spend time alone with God, and I couldn’t wait to spend time with Him by myself.

That summer I went on a beach project with Cru. We worked during the day and had Bible teaching at night. One of our Bible teachers taught us the concept of “walking through the Tabernacle” in our quiet time with the Lord. He walked us through it step by step, and then challenged us to take some extended time with the Lord that week using this method. It changed the way I approached my time with the Lord. I continue to use the Tabernacle often in my quiet times.

If you’re looking for a fresh way to spend time alone with God, download Walking through the Tabernacle” from my Discipleship page. Take some extended time this week to meet with the Lord, using it as a guide.

I also walked my women through this method at our All Women’s Event earlier this month. You can watch the video and “walk through the Tabernacle” with us.

I’d love to hear from you. What are some creative things you use in your time alone with God to help you draw near to Him?


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