Tuesday, 24 January 2017

_The Secret Place. III – An intimate place of personal relationship and communion with God_*

Top of the day to you, did you read my last post? We saw how the secret place works for all who would only decide to take advantage of it. Dwelling in the secret place is a PRINCIPLE that is universally relevant.

_He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty._ – Psalms 91:1[KJV]

_So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God._ 2Chronicles 27:6.

Today, our focus would be on the place of intimacy, a place of personal relationship and communion with God.

He that dwells … shall abide, intimacy with God is meant to be an unending, continuing process, it is open ended as it is meant to continue till eternity. The creation of you and I was necessitated by God’s desire for relationship, Christ Jesus had to die to reconcile us back to our lost relationship with God. Christ came down to the earth so we could have a complete and an all-expense paid relationship with our Father and God.

Dwelling in the secret place is meant to cause our relationship with the Father grow deeper and stronger and sweeter, it is meant to intensify our devotion and love for God, it is also to grow our obedience to God even as our love is been increased because of our intimacy with the Father.  Everything we are or will become and do or will do will be birthed out of that time we spend with Him.

Intimacy with the Father is not a one-time event as many believers only become intimate with the Father when there is an issue – problem, need or mountain to be surmounted. Dwelling in the secret place is a lifestyle that every believer must lead. To abide means to remain, continue, to stay – to remain in, to continue and to stay in relationship with the Father.

Don’t be deceived, not contravening any of the Ten Commandments is not intimacy, knowing and memorizing and being able to quote the scriptures without any error is does not equal relationship with God, church attendance and working in the sanctuary of God is not the same as intimacy with God, all the above are activities of religion. It is coming to and surrendering to the presence of God, yielding to the indwelling presence of God in complete obedience and to be broken.

When your life is everyday been built on the intimacy of the secret place relationship with God, your life is securely built on Christ Jesus, the solid Rock.

Relationship and intimacy are for our good, growth and development. If you are doubtful, ask King Jotham.

Intimacy with God in the secret place is key to accessing God’s classified information, access are the exclusive reserve of those who are intimate with God.

Intimacy with God is cultured when we spend time with Him in His presence.  

The Psalmist cried out saying “early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee…”

If you want to get intimate with the Lord, then you have to spend and devote time in His presence. 

Are you hungry to know God, are you thirsty of an intimate relationship with God, do you want Him as a true companion, spend time with Him!

AE Paul

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