The summer before I started college, I made a HUGE change, rededicating my life to Christ and transitioning away from an old life of sin. The following year held many new things for me. When I moved away to college, I found a conservation area near school called Painted Rock. It was a place where I found solitude and experienced the presence of God. Heading into that year of change, I needed to be alone. I spent this time praying and studying scripture. It was an opportunity to put my thoughts and actions aside and seek what God wanted for my life.
Matthew 14:13 says, "As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns."
This time was transformational for me. I challenge you to find a place where you can be alone with God. Maybe you’ll pray or read the Bible, but mostly just sit quietly to be with Him.
Jacob Brown is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years he has also used his gifts serving on the Leadership Team. Currently, Jacob oversees the management of our facility here at The table.