Ever wonder how to get into the secret place with God? This blog will give you some tips for doing it.
When I first gave my life to Christ I was looking for Jesus! I had felt the presence of God and I wanted more of His Spirit in my life, so when I came to my church home I was so excited to have finally found that.
After hearing the teaching about how we needed to spend time with God, I was into it and the Lord met me there. The next thing I knew, I was hearing the voice of God more clearly, I began to fall in love with Jesus, and I was close to Him. I was in the secret place, and the Lord and I had developed an intimate relationship!
As time went on, it became a part of my routine to spend time in the presence of God. Each time He would meet me there. He began to change me in His presence. He began to reveal to me my identity, and He started to give me things to do for Him. As an example, he told me to start this blog, and He told me that marriage was coming soon for me.
As the Lord began to mature me, I started looking at things that I didn’t see before. I got distracted by the things I began to discern. I began looking at what was going on in my life more than I was looking at God. A process of sanctification suddenly hit my life, and God was shaping me to look more like Him. As God was molding my life toward a godly foundation, I took my focus off of God. As a result, I left the secret place.
For today’s post, I want to talk about what the Lord has put on my heart about this place. I pray that this encourages you to get close to the Lord.
Through my process of sanctification I unintentionally left intimacy with God. I want to encourage you with the lessons I’ve learned from it.
Ways To Get into To The Secret Place:
Surrenderance and Faith
As I mentioned earlier, during my time with the Lord, God began to give me things to do for Him.
One of those things was to get married. At that time in my life I felt too young to be married. Although I ultimately gave God obedience, my will was still focused on how much I thought I wasn’t equipped to be a wife.
In order to get into the secret place, I want to encourage you to surrender completely to God. Believe that whatever He has for your life is good.
I realized from that season of my life that it’s hard to be close to God if we are rejecting His plans for us. Our hearts need to be convinced of His character, by faith!
Another point that I wanted to bring out for getting into the secret place is to trust and allow God to guide your steps.
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s pretty difficult to be close to God if we aren’t resting in Him and trusting Him.
When my process hit my life, I wasn’t expecting it. I took my eyes of the Lord, which is the opposite of what we should do.
There will likely be things in life that we won’t understand. Contrary to human nature, we should draw close to God when things are happening that we don’t understand. Putting our trust in God is important if we want to remain in the intimate place with Him.
We have to allow Him full access to shape our lives to be the beautiful representation of Him that He wants it to be. God is fully able to equip us with all that we need to be successful in the life He’s given us. He wants to see us prosper!
During this time, I believe God is calling His people to be close to Him like never before. It’s always important to be close to God, but now is a time like never before.
If you’ve ever experienced dwelling in the presence of God, I encourage you to get there again. That’s our safe place that the promises of God are manifested effortlessly. I want to encourage you to fall in love with Jesus again. He’s welcoming you with open arms!