Did you have a good weekend? Our weekend was very productive and very busy. My son was volunteering at the elementary school’s fall festival to get his Beta club hours in, my husband and I cleaned out our attic and our garage, and a friend of my daughter’s spent the weekend with us because her parents were out of town. We were all busy, but we all went in different directions.
On Sunday afternoon, after my daughter’s friend left, she snuggled up to me and declared she wanted mommy time. She said she felt like we hadn’t had any mother/daughter alone time. We sat on the sofa and talked for a long time and then hung out together watching a movie.
Laura craves the one on one time with me when the world is shut out and we can talk through what is going on in her life and just be together. I treasure those times as well. Our relationship goes to a deeper level when we have those times together. There is just something intimate about quiet time alone between parent and child when the barriers are removed and they allow you to see deep inside their heart and speak life into them..
While I love the time Laura and I spend together, it is my prayer she develops a hunger and thirst for alone time with the Lord. I want her to crave the time with Him and open her heart up to Him in ways she may not do corporately. She was designed for that level of intimacy with the Father. We all were designed to go to the deep places with the Lord.
Mark 1:35 says “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.” Jesus craved alone time with His Father. His disciples loved the Father and wanted to talk about Him and learn about Him and Jesus enjoyed time with them, however, He also understood the value of being alone with the Father. Jesus wanted to do what the Father told Him to do and He knew it was only in the alone time with the Father He would build the level of intimacy to hear the Father’s voice and do what He said [John 5:19].
Do you want to do what the Father tells you? Do you set aside time each day to get alone with Him and hear what He’s saying to you? The Father loves time with you. He desires to take your relationship to a deeper level of intimacy; but this can only be accomplished one on one. He wants to have some “Daddy time” with you every day…time when it is just the two of you sharing your heart with one another. Will you meet Him today?