In solitude, a sacred space is created to encounter God; allowing the Spirit of God to do His deepest work under the authority of His Word.
In a community, through spiritual formation conversations, there is a stirring tension of who I truly long to be, that requires God’s provision to move forward.
Both are needed to develop your relationship with the trinity, Personal solitude helps you relate to God personally and evaluate and change your own reality journey, and then community helps you see dynamic of change ands works of the spirit not only in the individuals you meet with but then also in yourself. In many ways demonstrating the relationship of the Trinity, inviting you into the same.
The process of spiritual formation requires solitude and community. In solitude, the practice of spiritual disciplines creates space for the Spirit to do HIs deepest work. In solitude, you most directly encounter God under the authority of His Word. Certain things can happen in solitude in spiritual formation that happen better in solitude than in community.
In community, conversations take place that can be powerful and effective. A holy tension can be stirred between people that allows them to be vulnerable with how they are and how they truly long to be with God’s provisions moving them forward.