A few years ago when I was in school, I had an assignment to go to a secluded place for quiet time between God and myself. It was a practical assignment that was supposed to last between 6 and 8 hours. I was to take my Bible, journal, and food. I decided to go to a local lake area finding a nice place that was rugged and secluded. The spot had a view of the lake and climbing areas behind me.
I started off the day excited about the chance to "get away" from the day-to-day grind but was unfamilier with spending a whole day in meditation and prayer. By the end of the day I found myself at peace even desiring not to end the experience.
I spoke freely with the God about His greatness, power, wonder, and glory. I acknowledge my love and desired dedication to the Godhead. I also faced my many failures in my walk with Christ. I cried, laughed, yelled, and stood around with bewildered awe by the glory of His creation. (How nice it is to look at God's creation without all the impact of civilization around to distract me.) There were times, though, when I shared my frustration and anger/misunderstandings for the experiences in life. And I read from the Psalms and Proverbs.
By the end of the day I didn't want to leave. It was as if I had found a close friend who I wanted to always hang around.
I would encourage a lifestyle of prayer and meditation with God. It is a time of peace and encouragement.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves