Have you ever seen a couple and thought, “Wow, they look like siblings?”

If given the opportunity to spend a little time with them, you may find that not only do they look alike, they think and act alike.

They speak the same language, have the same purpose, visions and goals. They are simply in sync. They have found their “rhythm”, if you will. I witnessed 36 of the 52 years my parents were married (until death he did part) and they made it a priority to serve, learn, get to know and spend time with one another.

Ephesians 5:25 admonishes husbands to go all out in their love for their wives, exactly as Christ has done for us. A love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love for us makes us whole and so should a husband’s love toward his wife.

His words should evoke her beauty. Everything He does and says is designed to bring out the best in her which is to his advantage since they are one, striving for that harmony.

Our fellowship with God is parallel to the marital relationship. The more time we spend with Him, the more we become the mirror image of Him. We will begin to think, act and speak like Him.

Spending time with God should never be a task or chore. It’s not the next bullet on your to do list or a quick consult when you’re either in distress or looking for answers.

Our time with Him is our existence. It’s where we receive instruction, get clarity and direction.

It gives us the opportunity to know Him and become of like mind. We become aligned with His will, His purpose and His plan for our lives. Our time with Him teaches us to love unreservedly. It heals the wounds of our past and makes us whole.

His words spoken during our time alone affirms and builds confidence while at the same time demolishing fear and inferiority. It establishes trust so we can undoubtedly know His character and rest boldly in His abilities.

It disconnects us from confusion, frustration and our daily emotional roller coasters. It gives us access to His peace and puts us in the calm of it all.

Our time with God exposes our hidden motives, impure hearts, and personal agendas, which help keep us in a place of humility, thereby bringing us all to repentance that we may experience ‘the refreshing from His presence’.

by Pastor Latrice Pace

7 Responses to Time Alone With God

  1. Ann says:

    I feel that the highest love that anyone could have for anyone is unconditional. I feel that when u put GOD first in your marriage it’s something powerful because GOD the needs and desires that we have and he will fulfill those needs through his spirit.

  2. Christina Adeleke says:

    Thank you for that message, that is awesome and powerful! I learned that we should not put God on a speed dial, pushing the button when it is convenient

  3. Roxane says:

    How eloquently expressed. Thank you for such a clear description of what our relationship with God should be.

  4. Charmaine says:

    Lovely. So good to read this now. Thank you.

  5. Shweta says:

    Amen !! Wow !!!very well said.:) thank u so much for this message.

  6. Johnson says:

    Thanks for the message.

    I still having difficulty to accept the fact that our relationship with God to be parallel to marital. When we say I love you, the highest level of our action of love is sexual, which I could not relate to God! Songs of Solomon does says about this but do not touch the intimacy of two body becoming one. Where do I relate when we reach the peak of our sexual desire (release of fluid). Flesh body is needed, which we cannot experience with God, who is in spirit. Hope to get some feedback on this matter, with bible verses to support, please.
    Thank you.

    • Bill says:

      I don’t think the highest level of love is sexual. To me, it’s sacrificial love. How we sacrifice for the ones we love….how we put our needs way behind theirs. And there is no greater example of sacrifice then what Jesus did on the cross for us! The love for our wives is supposed to mirror or reflect that love.
      God gives us the ability to enjoy intimacy with our mate as an expression of that love. But it certainly is not the highest “level”.

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