Find God's Promise in the Secret Place | Morning Devotions... On the Back Porch..... With Coffee!
As we consider all the happenings going on around us, no matter if it's sickness, disease, economic upheaval, or chaos and confusion of any kind, it is with great confidence that we can declare the 91st Psalm. God has a secret place of his own! It's a place to live in, not just visit on Sundays! It's been said, if you want to know God's secrets, spend time in the secret place!
God's looking for a bride to marry, not a girlfriend to date.
If we dwell in the secret place of the most high then we have the promise of abiding under his shadow. You have to be really close to someone to be in their shadow. Let me encourage you today, stay close and walk in the promise and the provision of the 91st Psalm. Those promises end with a blessing not spoken by God's people, but to God's people. The blessing includes presence, protection, promotion, prosperity, and preservation!
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
Psalms 91:1-16 NLT
Grabbing hold of these promises and continuing to speak the blessings over our lives is vitally important for the times we're living in. Dwelling, staying, continuing in the secret place is the key. You can't run in and out and in and out and expect the same results as someone who has found the intimate relationship that comes from abiding!