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July 10th, 2009

Alone

Is it possible to be in a crowd of thousands and still feel alone? We overload our lives with the confetti of activities and saturate our schedule with deadlines and diversions. We tend to over commit and anesthetize our pain through the avenue of busyness. Constantly and persistently we are running from the lurking shadow of aloneness.

Have you identified the first “not good” in the Bible? After all that God had made and affirmed that it was good, He created man and then…

“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” Gen 2:18 (NIV)

What’s wrong with man being alone? Why would God created man with a gap? There must be something to this aloneness that is counterproductive. Man being alone must not be a good thing in God’s economy. Man alone may be prone to fill the void with something wrong.

God made man for relationship. God’s antidote to Adam’s aloneness was the creation of Eve. Adam experienced the “not good” of being alone until he met Eve. God designed Adam with a gap that only Eve could fill.

Marriage is a beautiful portrait of two becoming one flesh. Did you know that in temptation, Satan seeks to make the two, who have become one, two again? His goal is to create division, dysfunction, and distraction.

Jesus alone brings us into harmony with God. God has built us for relationship and companionship. How are your relationships?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
(This devotional was originally posted in ’07 or ’08. I’m taking a break from writing for a season of personal renewal.)
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Posted Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 1:00 am
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August 27th, 2007

Alone

Is it possible to be in a crowd of thousands and still feel alone? We overload our lives with the confetti of activities and saturate our schedule with deadlines and diversions. We tend to over commit and anesthetize our pain through the avenue of busyness. Constantly and persistently we are running from the lurking shadow of aloneness.

Have you identified the first “not good” in the Bible? After all that God had made and affirmed that it was good, He created man and then…

“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” Gen 2:18 (NIV)

What’s wrong with man being alone? Why would God created man with a gap? There must be something to this aloneness that is counterproductive. Man being alone must not be a good thing in God’s economy. Man alone may be prone to fill the void with something wrong.

God made man for relationship. God’s antidote to Adam’s aloneness was the creation of Eve. Adam experienced the “not good” of being alone until he met Eve. God designed Adam with a gap that only Eve could fill.

Marriage is a beautiful portrait of two becoming one flesh. Did you know that in temptation, Satan seeks to make the two, who have become one, two again? His goal is to create division, dysfunction, and distraction.

Jesus alone brings us into harmony with God. God has built us for relationship and companionship. How are your relationships?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, August 27th, 2007 at 1:00 am
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