Friday, May 3, 2013

lifewords, "Secret Place" 3 of 30

Good morning! You are so loved by God. As you spend time in His Word, He will speak to you concerning His love for you, His plan for your life and the reality of His presence. The Holy Spirit is in you to teach You and guide you and Help you this day! This is the day the Lord has made, let's rejoice and be glad in it!


Can you sense the Lord drawing you to spend time with Him in the secret place? I love the Words of our Lord to His disciples. "But when you pray, go into your inner room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father Who is in secret, and the Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you openly." Matthew 6:6. If you look up the verse today you will see that He proceeds to give them a pattern of how to pray in what we refer to as the Lord's Prayer. He instructs them in fasting, giving, money, the cares of this world, God's provision and His kingdom. It a great chapter to read today and I encourage you to meditate on it. Can you imagine that the Lord, the Creator of the universe, our Father of love, our Redeemer, wants to meet with us in secret. And knowing our need, He calls us to pray and ask and seek and promises to respond to our cry!


We can pray like David in Psalm 61. "Hear my cry. O God; Give heed to my prayer, From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you are my Refuge, A tower of strength against the enemy, Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings." Sometimes we feel far from the Lord, as far as to the end of the earth! Our heart grows faint and we feel so overwhelmed, so inadequate. But it is at this time that He leads us to Himself, to the secret place where we can take refuge in Him. He beckons us to come spend time in the private place and cry to Him, call to Him for help and pray. Make time to spend with the Lover of your soul in the secret place of His presence as you begin your day. Then you can continue to abide in Him, in continual fellowship and prayer throughout your day. Draw near, and He will draw near. He is our Refuge and our Dwelling Place. He will teach us how to pray in the secret place of His presence . Thank you Lord! We love You and we worship You!

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