The Secret Place

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FOCUS:

When we choose to come away, we are choosing to draw away into a very specific place. The Bible often refers to it as the secret place. It is described in just that way because it is intended to be a place that is just for you and God, a dedicated place you can retreat into and where your relationship with Him can grow. This space is where you fellowship and spend quality time with the One who loves you most. In this place God will speak to you. It is the place where you share with God and God can share with you.

If you will create a place for God and invite Him in, He promised He would meet with you there. It is the inner sanctuary of your relationship with Him. And the more you visit that place, the more expectant you are for Him to meet with you there, the more real and intimate your relationship with Him will become.

God desires a relationship with you. It’s as if he is saying: “I long to spend time with you. I want you to get to know Me better. But for that to happen, you must make a space where you and I can meet together regularly – a place that is only our own. In this secret place, I will share Myself with you. In that place, I will reward you with My presence. I promise you that if you seek Me with your whole heart, you will find Me.”

So what do you need to create a secret place? Select a room or area in your home where you would be comfortable and choose a time when you won’t be interrupted. Make sure you have everything you need around you to stay put – your Bible, a journal, pens, music, whatever you want in your secret place. And when its ready, spend time there every day. Live from the secret place and watch God move in your life.

PRAY:

Lord, I choose to create a place in my life that is just for You and me – our secret place. Lord, I commit to meet with You here regularly. I know that as I come away to spend time with You here, You will make a home with me. Lord, use this space to speak to me, to help me to grow, to become the person You have called me to be. Lord, I long to spend time with You. Meet me here, in this place I dedicate to You, and use our time together for Your glory, in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!

MEDITATE:

The Bible is God speaking to us. When we need clarity or answers, we need only open its pages to see what God has to say. This week, spend time studying the scriptures below and l hear God’s heart to you about creating a secret place with Him:

[Psalm 27:4-5 NLT] The one thing I ask of the LORD--the thing I seek most--is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in His Temple. For He will conceal me there when troubles come; He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.

[Psalm 91:2 NLT] This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him.

[Isaiah 45:3 NLT] And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness--secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, the One who calls you by name.

[Jeremiah 33:3 NLT] Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

[Matthew 6:6 NLT] But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

[John 4:23-24 NLT] But the time is coming--indeed it’s here now--when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

[Ephesians 3:17 NLT] Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.