God wants a personal relationship with each one of us.
Private and personal because we each have a unique mind and spirit.
But we have the potential to be of the same heart.
He created each one of us with a purpose. We learn what that purpose is, usually over some time period. And that purpose, is never designed to be more than we can handle.
If we don’t relate to God or only relate to God while with others and not also 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. But private spiritual meetings is where our relationship with God gets polished. We are polished through praying, the Natural World and Christ’s words in Scripture.
Sharing with a group can strengthen our faith. Christ’s words helps us know what to expect from God and what He expects from us. And Nature helps us to see and feel God’s presence.