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Secret Places

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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

A secret is concealed and classified information. When someone tells you a secret it is because they trust you with their dreams, their struggles, and their shame. And, when you share a treasured piece of your heart with someone, it reveals that you feel safe with that individual.

Trust is a foundational necessity for every healthy relationship. If you do not exhibit trust then that relationship will be shallow and will not grow closer than a chummy acquaintance.

God desires a deep relationship with you, not a “hi” and “bye” type of relationship, but a connection that will lead to mutual trust and confidence.

Do you feel weary? Are you hurting? Are there things in your life you need to bring before God? If you answer yes to any of those questions, there is a secret place for you to find peace, solitude, strength, and joy.

There is a secret place – a protected dwelling – to abide with God.

Prayer: Lord, help me abide in your presence. Take me to the secret place. I want to go higher, draw closer, and seek the depths of your spirit. I am ready to seek you so I can find you.

 

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Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI and teaching Bible studies is her all-time favorite ministry. She lives in Maryland with her amazing husband, Michael, where they both serve in their local church.

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    Debbie Bagwill Reply

    Waking early this morning, as I began my devotions, the old song my mother sang as I was growing up came to my heart….
    ‘Shut in with God in a secret place…. then I read this post. I love how our Savior orchestras my life and I’m sure others too to have us have thoughts and read something that goes so well together.. I’m blessed and highly favored..

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      That is amazing, Sis. Bagwill. God is full of so many blessings, some of them in the form of an old chorus. It always amazes me how God knows exactly what we need and orchestrates reminders of His faithfulness in our daily lives. God bless.

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