A Glimpse into the Secret Place
I’m writing from the Secret Place. I feel the Lord asking me to describe for my readers what I feel here... deep inside His presence. I don’t like to interrupt the Spirit, but I feel His approval as I write...
I entered here, filled with anxiety about starting my life over again, but I knew it wouldn’t last long. It’s as the woman with the issue of blood. She new if she could just touch His garment she’d be healed. I’m not reaching for the tangible, my desire as I reach out to Him, is to touch His heart...
I enter His presence with praise. In the midst of many trials that I’ve experienced since I’ve moved, I feel nothing but appreciation for all that He’s done. The attacks of the enemy are useless gestures created to distract me from my first love, but they pale in comparison to His glory, love and might!
Here in His presence... He is all that matters. The truth is my writing feels as though it’s in molasses. Everything is in slow motion as time feels as though it’s standing still. The air is thick and energized with His presence and all I can do is repent and express my deep love and appreciation for who He is and what He’s done!
My heart is racing and it’s hard to breathe, but this isn’t anxiety I’m feeling now. It’s exhilaration as I feel the warmth of His embrace. It as if He’s so close I can feel His breath upon my face and hear His faintest whisper in my ear. This is what intimate time with your Bride Groom Jesus should be like. Weeping as you're overwhelmed by His glory, sharing your heart with Him and listening intently as He shares His. All human strength melts away, all selfish desires are forgotten and every fiber of your being desires to please Him. This is where our focus is changed and we begin to gaze intently upon Him! Nothing else matters, but His will and His desires!
There are many marriages of convenience with very little passion. Don’t settle for that type of relationship with Jesus. His love is incredible and unimaginable. He desires to pour it upon you like warm honey cascading down from your head, covering every broken area, healing every wound and washing away all anxiety and fear.
Words can’t explain what I feel when I’m with Him... His love is tangible and it ravishes my soul. Nothing compares or even comes close. Oh the sweet pleasure that’s found in His presence! You’ve got to pay the price... the price of time and desperation to experience it for yourself.
Psalm 42:1-2 (TPT) I long to drink of you, O God, drinking deeply from the streams of pleasure flowing from your presence. My longings overwhelm me for more of you! My soul thirsts, pants, and longs for the living God. I want to come and see the face of God.
Psalm 84:1-2,4-6,8-12 (TPT) God of Heaven’s Armies, you find so much beauty in your people! They’re like lovely sanctuaries of your presence. Deep within me are these lovesick longings, desires and daydreams of living in union with you. When I’m near you my heart and my soul will sing and worship with my joyful songs of you, my true source and spring of life! What pleasure fills those who live every day in your temple, enjoying you as they worship in your presence! Pause in His presence. How enriched are they who find their strength in the Lord; within their hearts are the highways of holiness! Even when their paths wind through the dark valley of tears, they dig deep to find a pleasant pool where others find only pain. He gives to them a brook of blessing filled from the rain of an outpouring. They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward, and the God of all gods will appear before them in Zion. God, your wrap-around presence is our defense. In your kindness look upon the faces of your anointed ones. For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked. For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping himself around me like a shield, he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all! O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what euphoria fills those who forever trust in you!