A Firm Foundation
As you all know, my heart and passion is the Secret Place. This divine location of the presence of God... Though I've written about it a thousand different ways... still, I feel that my words are inadequate to fully express the fulfillment and delight I feel in His presence.
How can human words explain the overwhelming love that's experienced here? How do I adequately portray His gentle touch or the whisper of His kindness? How does one reveal a peace that's unlike any other and a joy that transcends all human experiences? It's tangible, unimaginable, empowering and overwhelming!
If it's not by His Spirit, you could never understand... but Holy Spirit is very much alive and active in drawing man deeper into the realization of the desires of God to fellowship with His children, and the passion of the Bride Groom who is calling out to His Bride!
No words can take you there, they just point you in the direction of His glory... but as hunger is stirred in your heart and soul, the deep things of God begin to call out to you...the things you once felt were important will then seem meaningless in comparison to Jesus, His presence and pleasing Him. Nothing in this life matters as much!!! Total surrender and obedience will become your heart's desire and your time with Him will never be enough to express your appreciation and love!
You will never reach a plateau that you no longer need to seek, study and spend time with Him! No matter how spiritual you think you are or how far you've come, there's always so much more to uncover, learn, experience and share!!
Yeah...I write devotions that are primarily about this subject, but this relationship is the fundamental foundation of our existence...your life and ministry must be based on this foundation or it's built on sinking sand! When trials come it will crumble lest Jesus becomes the driving force of your life and your relationship with Him priority! Everything else...Your peace, joy, blessings, direction, Godly relationships, sound mind, wisdom, fulfillment and destiny...will all emerge from this!!!
Psalms 42:7-8 (AMP) Deep calls to deep at the [thundering] sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song will be with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
Psalms 32:7-8-9 (TPT) Lord, you are my secret hiding place, protecting me from these troubles, surrounding me with songs of gladness! Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough. Pause in his presence I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!”
Matthew 7:24-27 (NKJV) “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”