“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)
What does it mean to “dwell in the secret place of the Most High?”
Ask yourself these questions: Are you at home in God . . . at rest in Him? Are you acquainted with Him throughout your whole being? Is your heart-work the service of God? Do you worship within the veil, loving to be alone with Him and converse with Him in solitude?
Marriage between a man and woman has two faces . . . one that is seen in public and one that is perceived only in private between the husband and wife. A married couple holding hands, walking arm-in-arm, exchanging winks or touches . . . all these are “public” faces of a marriage relationship; all these are good and necessary but superficial and not intimate by definition. But, that which takes place in the “secret place” need not be spoken of, but the fruit of the intimate relationship can be seen without any word of public testimony.
Have you found that place of true intimacy with the Lord? Do you love being alone with Him, conversing with Him, sharing with Him, learning from Him? Have you learned to set aside some quiet, alone time to be in His presence where an intimate relationship can develop and grow?
Don’t take your time with Him lightly, but nurture it and allow it to grow deeper and deeper day after day. For, if we DWELL in that “secret place” of the Most High, we will ABIDE under the shadow of His wing, and no safer place can be found in all of creation.
Father, although our relationship has grown and blossomed since I first met You, I long for a deeper, more intimate relationship with You. I long to find that “secret place” where I can dwell and find my safety under the shadow of Your wing. Lord, help me love You more, know You more, serve You more! Lord, help me surrender to You more and more each day, that our relationship can be seen and perceived by all who meet me without ever having to say a word. Father, be glorified in our relationship today and every day, amen.
“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.” (Psalm 57:1)
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