Jesus inaugurated his ministry by spending 40 days alone in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11).
Before Jesus chose the 12 disciples he spent the entire night alone (Luke 6:12).
When the disciples had finished a long day with the crowds Jesus instructed them “Come away, by yourselves to a lonely place” (Mark 6:31).
Following the healing of a leper Jesus “withdrew to the wilderness and prayed” (Luke 5:16)
And Jesus was alone again when he was transfigured (Matthew 17:1-9) and before his death in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36).
If Jesus, who is God, needed solitude then certainly we do also. When we forgo our own needs, including our own need for solitude, we not only shortchange ourselves but our families also.
Here are some ways I have been able to find solitude in my own life.
1. For about 4 years I have risen by 6am so I can have time alone with God in prayer and scripture before the rest of the family awakes.
we don’t need a spa (although I’m not against it lol!)! We need solitude with Jesus!