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How God Uses Isolation To Speak To Us

  1. Human, Christian fellowship and church are important, but when we "have to" temporarily do without them, it is not always a bad thing. Some people at these times will say they are still close to God, but complain of being lonely or feeling spiritually non-productive. They may be on a "good" level with God, but there is still a "deeper" level yet for them to attain, where they will not complain of anything at all. When a person isn't satisfied or content for the temporary time with what they presently have, they still haven't learned by experience the truths of Philippians 4:11 and 1 Timothy 6:6. Christian fellowship and church life are great and to be desired, but they are not essential to peace with God and contentment when they are temporarily missing. There is a deeper level of intimacy with God that will bring one peace and contentment during this temporary time, that they need to discover. When we are not aware of it (a secret treasure), we do not search for it. This discontentment that people express, at times of being humanly alone, is a sign for them that they still need to grow to know God on a deeper level. Once they realize this, they can go to God and tell Him they want more from Him. He has more to give, and is so desirous to give it to those that will seek it from Him, Jeremiah 29:13; John 10:10b. Sometimes we need to switch our focus from desiring human and church fellowship for a temporary time, to wanting this deeper intimacy with God; a deeper intimacy than we have ever thought of or experienced with God. After entering into it and learning to sustain it, we can be sure He will lead us to the addition of that human and church fellowship He would then also like us to have. Psalms 42:1-2; Psalms 30:11.

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