There has been nothing more useful for me to experience God’s presence than solitude. Solitude sounds very intimidating, but it is the most simple spiritual practice. Solitude is getting alone from the noise of friends, family, media and other voices that drown out His voice. I often experience solitude in motion. I drive, walk or even spend time in crowds where no one knows me. The action isn’t the important part. The key is listening for Him.
God doesn’t call us to a life of solitude, as being in “community” is a huge part of His plan for us. Yet, when I spend regular time in solitude, I have much more to give to my family and friends when I spend time with them. In solitude you are alone, but not alone. His presence is with you in solitude.