I had a really hard, lonely Sunday since Peter was out of the house most of the day. And he also took a nap when he was home. I'm not upset, just explaining being alone! The kids were sick so I couldn't go to church.
I haven't finished reading the chapter yet by any means, but the first point I have come to that I don't understand is that we are to have solitude and fellowship together. I mean that you cannot have one without the other. I completely agree with this assertion. I also know that lately have had more solitude than fellowship. On pages 97-98 he says
"Therefore, we must seek out the recreating stillness of solitude if we want to be with others meaningfully. We must seek the fellowship and accountability of others if we want to be alone safely. We must cultivate both if we are to live in obedience."
I agree completely with these ideas. I am endeavoring to be obedient, but how is it possible if a meet aloneness at ever turn.
Can we have fellowship primary through modern means? I'm speaking of telephone and internet. At this point that's what I have. I have read at couple of blogs that say we can't get all we need in terms of fellowship primarily these ways. I just wonder if that's true. Just writing this and making it real is an accountability in itself. Anybody who reads this can ask me questions on this subject whenever they like.
I have to wonder what good work God is doing in me right now. I don't question whether He is refining me or if it is good, but what exactly I am supposed to be learning right now. I think that there is a difference, and it isn't a slight one either. I show faith in believing He is holding me in the fire.
That's how far I have gotten for now.