Tuesday, May 7, 2013

lifewords "Secret Place" series 5 of 30

It's no secret that life is besieged with battles. As believers, we understand we are in a daily spiritual warfare and many enemies line our path on the right and left. But, our Lord is our Refuge, our Strength, our Commander in Chief, our Victory! He has given us spiritual weaponry to wage war. God's Word and Prayer are two of our essential weapons we must become skilled in daily, and we will see great victory. Still, these battles and trials can take their toll on us. At times we feel weakened, exhausted and overwhelmed. Oh how important it is that we find our rest in the secret place of God's presence. Are you weary, tired or just plain exhausted?


Today I want to remind you about Samson in Judges 15. Having slain a thousand of the enemy with the jawbone of a donkey, he is exhausted from the battle. Though God supernaturally helped him to defeat the enemy, he exerted all of his natural strength in the process. He was physically, mentally and emotionally spent. And that is often our condition isn't it? There in that place, Samson appealed to the throne of grace for supply. He called upon God in prayer. And in response, God struck the hollow place of the rocky ground and water gushed out. Samson was refreshed and rejuvenated. As Samson called,God responded by creating a naturally impossible gusher of refreshing water. We cry out to God in prayers of petition. The greater your need, the greater your petition to God. God will respond and will send refreshing and strength. In answer to Samson's cry for help, God did the impossible. He made water come out of a rock. He named the place En-Hakkor, in Lehi until this day. It means "the Caller's Spring." Whenever we read "Until this day" it means this principle is still for us today. Lord, teach us to call upon You! Thank you for sending supplies of Your refreshing, rejuvenating us today.


Don't get stuck in your weariness, get to the Secret Place call upon the Lord in prayer often! He will bring waters of refreshing even in impossible situations. He will strengthen you! Psalm 138:3 says "In the day I called, You answered, and strengthened me with strength in my soul." In the secret place of prayer are springs of refreshing, strength and victory.

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