As a Christian, our journey with God takes us through abundant, green fields and rocky, dry deserts. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, walked those same green meadows and rocky paths with great peace and inner joy. Jesus was the calm water in the churning sea. How did Jesus do it?
The Bible gives us many passages of Jesus pulling away from the crowds, even from his disciples and spending time with God. Communion with God was necessary in order for Jesus to minister, teach, and love those he met each day. Communion, time apart, prayer, solitude, and simplicity are all spiritual practices which will help us grow in love, patience, and spiritual maturity.