Crave – Alone, But Not Alone

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It’s Five-Minute-Friday and today’s topic is . . .


To crave is to long for something that nothing else can satisfy.

As I sit her alone and write, I am actually enjoying something I crave–quiet time alone. It’s rare these days with a house of seven kids to find any quiet time. I wouldn’t have it any other way and am so thankful for the blessed noise, but sometimes I crave that few hours of time to myself.

I may spend it accomplishing some kind of task on behalf of my family rather than on myself (though I will not allow myself to feel guilty treating for myself as well), but I can focus on the mission at hand instead of constantly multitasking, refereeing, and forgetting exactly what I am supposed to be doing.

I want to be busy, busy, busy and get a lot accomplished, but the Holy Spirit gently reminds me, “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

In this time alone I crave, I am not really alone at all. I will enjoy His presence.

My family will be home soon, bringing back the noise, chaos, and interruptions. And I want them to remember that even in times solitude or loneliness those in Christ are never alone. May we crave His presence.

For He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” Hebrews 13:5b

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Comments 1

  • I love my alone time. I read, watch Netflix, listen to music, blog. I don’t get much of it as I work full time, homeschool and am busy in the household. But God is good enough to give it to me when I need it the most. Visiting you from the FMF at #6.

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