In His Presence
The Secret Place... everything we write about in this group, all that I teach and preach points to that place of intimacy with Jesus. It's the driving force of my life. There's nothing more important to me than my passionate pursuit of His presence and taking others by the hand and leading them there. With all the subjects the Bible covers, you may wonder why this is so important to me. It's because I have come to realize that all your answers can be found there and every one of your needs satisfied.
This life has so many obstacles and winding roads. Though pain and disappointment are inevitable, there's a place we can run to...A place of complete acceptance, peace and fulfillment. The door to the Secret Place of God's presence is always open and we are not just tolerated there... We are deeply desired and loved. That's why no matter what I'm teaching, or who I'm counseling, I'm going to point them in that direction.
Whatever you are facing, RUN TO JESUS! He holds the keys to your victory, but don't chase them, CHASE HIM! You'll find that as your eyes are removed from your trials and you begin to place your focus on His beauty and grace, your needs will pale in comparison. No matter what you are going through today, look to Him and begin to worship. He deserves your highest praise! You'll find that as you begin to put Him first, above your own needs, those mountains before you will begin to dissipate.
Take time to fall into His loving arms and watch as the issues that once consumed your time and attention begin to lose their sting and the fear and pain that held you captive melts away. IT'S ONLY IN HIS PRESENCE! Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Psalm 16:8-11 (NKJV) I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 9:1-9 (KJV) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;