Tag: Intimacy with the Lord

When I was a little child, I played hide and seek, I would go and hide somewhere where no one would find me.  My friends would search me everywhere to find me but all to no avail.  Sometimes they would ask my parents, uncles or siblings of my secret hiding place.  Because its a secret they would not tell them.  It was an exciting game, when they grew tired of searching they would tell me to come out .  I enjoyed playing hide and seek when I was growing.  The Lord desires, He longs for us to dwell in His secret place.  So where is the secret place of the Most High?

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty Psalms 91:1.

Where is the secret place?

The secret place is a place of intimacy with the Lord, where you feel safe and secured in His presence.  Its a place of finding rest in Him, place of settlement and refuge.  When you are in that secret place He becomes your strength, refuge and your trust is deeply established in Him.  It’s a place you find peace, joy and hope therefore you do not need to worry about anything because He is Lord.  You do not analyse till you paralyze because your trust is completely in the Lord.   There is no fear because perfect love casts out all fears.  Its a place where your enemies cant find you, they can search you forever they will never find you.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalms 91:2 

How to get to the secret place?

Spending time in His presence, surrendering your life completely to Him.  Surrender is an act of sacrifice to God, all idols and lovers that has taken the place of Him is surrendered to God.  Letting go of all your burdens and submitting it at the foot of the cross.  Declaring that “I don’t want any other lover”.  Our God is  loving, merciful and so full of compassion and willing to forgive you all your sins.  Be ready to ask for forgiveness of sins and be at a place of repentance.  Because there is a need to be at a place of holiness and purity which is only through Christ Jesus for He is holy.  It is at the place of seeking Him in spirit and truth, at a place of worship.

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24

What are the benefits of dwelling in the secret place?

Psalm 91 speaks in detail about the secret place of the Most High and some of the benefits of the secret place is

  • REFUGE AND FORTRESS : When you are weak, He strengthens you.  He is your hiding place and you can always run to Him in times of need and trouble (Psalms 91:2
  • DELIVERER: He delivers you from every plans of the enemy and every sickness and diseases (Psalms 91:3)
  • PROTECTION: He covers you like a mother hen would cover her chicks.  He protects you like a father would protect his children and He has given you the shield of faith to stop the fiery darts of the enemy.  He has positioned  His angels to keep charge over you.  (Psalm 91:4,10, 11,12)
  • NOT AFRAID: You are not afraid of the darkness, even in the midst of darkness His light shines to show you the way. He has given you authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions and nothing by any means shall harm you (Psalms 91:5-7, 13, Luke 10:19 )
  • HE HEARS OUR CRY: When you call on Him in times of trouble or need, He will answer you because you have a relationship with Him.  He will never let you down, neither will He leave you nor forsake you.  (Psalms 91: 15)
  • DIVINE SATISFACTION: You will have a divine satisfaction that could only have come from Him. He will satisfy your spirit, body and soul till you want no more.  You shall lack nothing because His abundant overflowing blessings is upon your life and He has a covenant with you that can never be broken (Psalms 91:16)

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Prayer is an art of communion with the Lord or a two way communication to God. You speak to Him and in return hear from Him, from you to the Lord and the Lord to you.  My journey as a believer has been a rough bumpy ride, along the way I have learnt to communicate with the Lord wit the help of the Holy Spirit.  In the past, challenges tried to overwhelm me and it  became  tough to pray because my eyes were fixed on the situation.  Now I  have learnt to fix my eyes on the Lord, click here for post on My eyes are fixed on You.   It surely has been a learning process during this period.  What has kept me pressing on is understanding the key importance of prayer and its effects when we pray the right way.  Below are the highlighted the key importance of prayer to me :

DEEPER LEVEL OF INTIMACY: Prayer has developed my relationship with the Lord to a deeper level of intimacy.  In His presence is the vulnerability of a child’s heart.  Opening my heart, releasing every emotional pains, brokenness, bitterness, unforgiveness, laying them at the cross then cleansing and purifying my heart through the blood of Jesus helps me to have direct access through Christ my mediator.  If you search for the Lord wholeheartedly He will find you and meet you at your point of need,  Jeremiah 29:13 NLT.  This requires complete surrender and release to Lord Jesus Christ all your burdens so He deals with it not you but the Lord takes charge.
INCREASED TRUST IN THE LORD: The more you seek Him the more you know more of who He is.  As you know more of Him, your trust in the Lord increases thereby increasing your level of faith, click here for How to build your faith in God.   It is essential to develop a time of seeking Him behind closed doors to receive words of love, encouragement and direction.  Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come Jeremiah 33:3 NLT. 

ASSURANCE THAT HE HAS ANSWERED YOUR PRAYERS: The word of God says ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall open, Matthew 7:7. Because He is our Heavenly Father He knows whats best for us and He will not give us a stone for bread.  When you pray with a pure right heart He will surely answer you.  And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him 1 John 5:14 NLT. 

PLACE OF SECURITY: When you abide in His presence you arrive at a place of rest and security, where your heart and mind is at rest because you are under the shadow of His wings and in the secret place of the Most High, Psalm 91:1 amp.  Prayer helps you to arrive at that place of security.  Never stop praying 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT, it is as simple as that never stop praying, praying always in the spirit, thanking Him for what He has done, praising Him and meditating on His words.  Keep persevering, do not give up, keep on praying.  In His presence is where you will find peace and joy, in a time of intimacy with the Lord.

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I woke up this morning seeking His face, so drawn into His presence, I share my thoughts with you.
My prayer is that after spending your precious time reading this, you will be stirred up in your hearts to move deeper, stepping up the ladder in spending quality time in His presence.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Psalm 42:7 kJV

I am so drawn to into His presence

Where my heart is entwined with Yours

My spirit becomes united with Your spirit
Heart to heart, spirit to spirit
United as one

What fullness of joy there is in His presence
In His presence is where I am complete
Saturate me more in His presence
In His presence is where I am so overwhelmed
Filled with Your fragrance of love
Mesmerized by Your love
Filled with the freshness of Your ever present  peace

Oh how I long to run to into His presence
Where I feel safe and secured
I am at a place of rest in His presence
Where my worries is taken care of by my Daddy
And I don’t need to analyze my cares till I paralyze
I am comforted by your words of assurance
Yes it is finished, stamped  and sealed in the blood of Jesus.

In His Presence