God wants a personal relationship with each one of us.
Private and personal because we each have a unique mind.
He created us with a purpose. We learn what that purpose is, usually over some time period.
If we don’t relate to God or only relate to God while with others and not in private, we miss out on intimacy with our creator, and we can miss our calling.
Sharing with a group is where iron sharpens iron. Private spiritual meetings is where our relationship with God gets polished. We are polished through praying, the Natural World and Scripture.
Sharing with a group strengthens our faith. Scripture helps us know what to expect from God. Nature helps us to see and feel God’s presence.
Soon, three of us are riding our motorcycles up to the Appalachian Mountains to see the fall foliage. I always see and feel God’s good presence on these short mountain adventures. But spiritual encounters are not strictly limited to the mountains. God is everywhere.
I also look forward to my return home.
I wish everyone was as blessed as me.
I wish everyone could see and feel God’s good presence.