Spending Time in the Secret Place
Psalm 91:1, KJV Adj. He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. More: Bible Verses about Praying in Secret
Psalm 119:162, NRSV I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
James 4:8a, ESV Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
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I have a confession to make 😐 .. I have a secret stash of Kitkat and other munchies hidden away downstairs. I am not a big chocolate or candy person.. but I absolutely love Kitkat. That delicious crunchy wafer bar just does it for me… aaaah..lol. And I promise you, this is not the reason for last’s week’s I am fearfully and wonderfully made post. LOL. That one is purely a genetic thing, ask my sisters – we’re all wonderfully blessed like that 😀
So anyway… every once in a while, I’ll buy a pack of mini kitkat bars plus some other snacks with yummy crunchy nuts, you know, the itsy bitsy ones… and store them away. That way I don’t even remember they exist. And then all of a sudden, out of the blue, I’ll remember one day, smile to myself, head downstairs to my secret place and have a little treat. I will often hide and finish my bar before the kids can find out what’s going on lol, and other times I will bring some up and give them a little treat….always being very careful not to reveal my source;)!
We always have a ton of fruits in the fridge, and whenever anyone of us gets hungry for a snack, the typical thing to do is to open up the fridge and grab a fruit. You can imagine what would happen if the kids found out about my hiding place…lol. Hubby knows I have a hiding place but he could care less lol, he’s not into munchies. And that’s just fine by me!
One evening, A little while ago, I had gone downstairs to treat myself. I sat on the bed in the guest room, happily munching away…. I then turned and saw my Bible on the bed, along with my favorite blanket. I was instantly reminded of how much fun I have had curled up on that bed, under that blanket, reading the Bible. The whole experience, me enjoying my kitkat and then seeing those items, just reminded me again how wonderfully delicious God, God’s presence, and God’s word is…
God speaks to us through his word and his word is waaay better than KitKat or any other yummy snack. We don’t have to take “mini bites” and “mini bars” every once in a while because we want to stay healthy and fit. Quite the contrary – “eating” God’s word makes us healthy!
God’s word strengthens, refreshes, nourishes, uplifts, teaches, corrects, motivates, encourages and inspires us… and helps us grow stronger everyday. The more time we spend in God’s presence, the more we get to know him and the more in love with him we become:)!
This morning, I woke up singing this song (by Maranatha singers) –
To keep your lovely face, ever before my eyes
This is my prayer, Make it my strong desire
That in my secret heart…. No other love competes,
No rival throne survives, and I serve only you…
Amen! I pray that our hearts will always be turned to God. May we all get to know him better and better every day. I pray that our deepest, strongest desire – whether in secret or out in the open, will always be toward God. That we will always be excited about, and continue to gain lasting strength, joy and peace from God, His presence and His word.
More Bible Verses about Secret Place
Psalm 32:7, NLT For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.
Psalm 27:5, NASB For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
John 15:4-5, ESV Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
See also: Make Jesus Your Priority; Should we pray in public?; Praying with confidence; Getting to Know God
Enjoy your munchies, Enjoy your fruits, and Pleeeease, Enjoy God:)!!!
(Spending Time in the Secret Place was originally written by Bomi Jolly in March 2010.)
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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