October’s Theme: Inner Solitude
2nd of October, 2019 – 6 am (MST)
“For God alone my soul in silence waits.”- Psalm 62:1
The cooler temperature last night was a welcoming and friendly reminder of what’s ahead in my area of Colorado. Though the herbs and all the potted plants still thrive outside of the greenhouse, I know that soon they will be moved into this warmer and most welcoming space. This morning’s drizzly stroll through the many mint varieties needed no reminder that in drying these lovely plants, I will have delicious and warm company for the hushed and cooler evenings I look forward to.
Recently I have read and have given my attention to relative constructs and lessons on the importance of community. Yet, I contend that the person I am, can only refuel in my alone time. Community is my work, it is the precious time spent with my daughter, the strolls I often take in the Denver Botanic Gardens, tea and knit sessions with friends, woodworking with farm friends, it’s my church, and it’s creating art with family and acquaintances. Of course, there’s so much more. Though more… must come to a halt some time. This halt! Right there…is where I build upon inner solitude. It is the spiritual freedom I have to commune solely with God. It’s always a beginning to be better. Better in all that God has for me and for thee. In this place, way opens…
Befriending inner solitude frees my soul to understand other souls. To listen to the soul stories embedded in my communities. To discern, to develop, and to embrace everything around me as elements of Holy Spirit. To see God in everyone, even in those who are challenging. These intimate and quiet experiences where every level of my life is touched, are welcomed more often than I can say.
Community was a prevalent part of my life the last few days. Now, I bounce forward to what I know soothes me and offer me supreme joy that I create time for, and one that I personally own. It’s the joy I feel when I am alone with my Father.
It’s the joy I keep!
Thank you for your company ever so loving Heavenly Father.