Monday, 15 July 2013

The Secret Place

What is the secret place?

The secret place is where you spend time with God, just you and Him alone. It is the place where you talk with God and you begin to know Him through His Word and His Spirit. It is the place where you encounter God on an individual basis and as you encounter Him, you become more like Him.

As Christians, we need to know the one that we serve, the one that we worship and adore. The only way we can do this is if we spend time with God. Spend time in His Word and in prayer. As we begin to do this, we would know who God is and who He has called us to be.

But you, when you pray, go into your room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)

The way that we get to know people is by talking with them, finding out who they are and what they like and what they don't like. It is same way that we get to know God. We talk to Him through prayer and we find out who He is through His Word.

In Luke 6:12, it says that Jesus went out into the mountain and prayed all night to God. Jesus the Son of God took time out of His day to go to a quiet place to pray to God. The one who knew no sin, saw that it was important to spend time with His Father. If Jesus can spend time with God in prayer, why can't we?

It says in Romans 8:29, "...He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." This means that we should be Christlike and have the mind of Christ. We should take the example of Jesus to heart.

Spending time in the secret place should not come out of obligation but out of a desire to know God and to draw closer to Him. Set out a time that you can pray and read God's Word and become a dweller of the secret place.

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff,
Let me see your face, let me hear your voice. For your voice is sweet and your face is lovely. Song of Solomon 2:14 (NKJV)

Let the secret place become your home! 

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