“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6: 5-6
Jesus was a reflection of what he lived and received in the secret place. And the most incredible thing is to know that what moved the heart of Jesus was not necessity, but love. Love for the Father, for intimacy, for eternity.
Encounters with God transform life
Rest assured that our greatest encounters with God will always be when our decision is too close the door to the room and spend time with Him. It is in these secret encounters that He tells us truths about who we are. He reveals more about His essence and gives us new sandals to support the “GO” ministry.
It is in the secret place that we are equipped for the visible. Moses had an encounter alone with God in the passage of the burning bush. At that meeting, God revealed to him His purposes for the nation of Israel and the call He had for Moses. Moses is sent to free the people in secret place. The Lord promises to be with him in secret place.
The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” – Exodus 3:7-10
In the secret place, God can reveal things to us that will impact our visible life. Furthermore, we are spiritually nourished as we relate deeply to God in prayer and through His Word. Thus, we are able to live life (the visible) in a wise way, which pleases God. We will be prepared for trials and challenges.
A deep relationship with God
Later on in Exodus 33:11, when the people had already left Egypt, the biblical text says that the Lord spoke face to face with Moses. Like talking to a friend. Moses went to the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord.
You can find the secret of a relationship with God in your devotional life. A life where no one sees but the Lord Himself. In this place there is no applause, but whispers. There is weeping for repentance and revelation of the Word. It is in this place that you find God’s greatest treasure.
It takes willingness, courage and surrender
If we want to live a life of intimacy with God, our mind needs to be aware that living in the deepest requires willingness and courage. There is nothing more important than our relationship with Him. It is through a genuine relationship with Jesus that we learn to live and perceive this world. For the Christian, connecting with God is like breathing, a matter of survival.
Secrets and treasures are only revealed to those who come to His Presence. It is necessary to approach with sincerity of heart and give yourself totally to Him in prayer.
It is in the secret place that fear, anxiety and sadness disappear. He is the compelling love, the soothing voice and the certainty that guides the lives of those who are his. The preparation in prayer is hidden, but the fruits of it are always exposed.
Awesome truth! Deep! Potent!
Thanks for this 🥰
So deep and true. May the Almighty give us grace to spend quality time in his presence.
Great inspiration I appreciate your obedience God bless you
Thank God for you, because He use you to explain what is the secret place. I realize I need to go to that place,hallelujah amen.
There is nothing more important than the secret place! Thank you for sharing !!
From the mouth of our youth. God give the young people like he does the old. Thanks as a senior citizen i can still learn from as we say a babe. Keep walking with God young lady and you want go wrong. David said i have been young like you and now i am old like me but never have I seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Thank you.
This blog answered a prayer that I just prayed yesterday, that God help me with my disbelief. To know that it is in the secret place that fear, sadness and anxiety disappear is such a blessing. Now I know that the more I give myself totally to Him in prayer, my doubts will be removed. God bless you and thank you so much!
Welldone for the excellent message “John 4:24 clearly states “God is a spirit and the that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth”. But unfortunately not many understand praying in a secret place but open reward.
Thanks very much and keep on the good work.
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This was exactly the devotion I needed to hear at just the right time. Amen To God be the Glory
Hi! I would like to share the lessons on the bloc with my friends. I’ve tried to share on whatsapp but they can’t open the link. Can you tell me what is the best way to share the lessons on the bloc with my friends?
To God be the GLORY!!! Beautiful message.💖
Beautifully written. I have so little quiet space that I have turned my long commute into my time with God. I listen to worship music and talk to God. lm sure I’ve shown up to work with smudged makeup from both tears of joy and sorrow. I appreciate that time so much.
Thanks, Maria, for these wise words of insight; one of the churches I grew up in had a prayer garden on the second floor, with plants and a large pool fountain. I enjoyed spending quiet moments there in prayer and meditation.
Amen , this is very important for each and believer, actually it is the key to the heart of the Father. Much appreciated.
Wow I needed this it’s powerful and fulfilling I feel like I have lost touch with God coz im at a new place I still need to find that place in this new home but I really want the intimate back with God i feel like I leave on my understanding which is what o don’t like please help me find my feet back to the father but I will start by preparing my secrete place
Donna Williamson,true words,I feel blessed,I am encouraged this morning.
Good word. Thank you
Thank you. I needed that.
What a beautiful message, and as always seems to happen, given at the perfect moment. GOD bless!!! Ty
Thank you for sharing this message.
Lord, grant me the grace to pray effortlessly…
Iam very encouraged by the Power of the secret place.
…..But one mishap in use of words :
“it is in the occult,” you said….
The occult is understood to be all supernatural activities of SATANIC & DEMONIC origin …..
Thank you for warning us. I changed to the term “secret place”.
Was that mishap in this text?
We have already corrected.This word can be used in a different meaning here in Brazil. It means a place where no person can see (only God), like the secret place.
Sorry for that.
I’ve always believed that prayer is between you & Lord. I thank you for this lesson of knowing that prayer should in secret & privately between you me and my God.
Wonderful text. We really have to connect with God not in the realm of applause but in the realm of whisper, in the holy of holies.
Thanks for d word
What does “It is in the occult that we are equipped for the visible” supposed to mean in the context of the rest of the paragraph?
It was in an encounter alone with God that Moses received his call from God and the promise that God would be with him. In the secret place, God can reveal things to us that will impact our visible life. Furthermore, we are spiritually nourished as we relate deeply to God in prayer and through His Word. Thus, we are able to live life (the visible) in a wise way, which pleases God. We will be prepared for trials and challenges.
So you’re saying “an encounter with God” is an occult?
I changed the term in the text. It is because the word “occult” can be used in a different meaning here in Brazil. It means a place where no person can see (only God), like the secret place.
Sorry for that.
and I changed “occult” to the term “secret place” in the text.
Thank you for writing to us.
Thank you girl,
‘the heart of Jesus was not necessity, but love. Love for the Father, for intimacy, for eternity…It is through a genuine relationship with Jesus that we learn to live and perceive this world. For the Christian, connecting with God is like breathing, a matter of survival…Secrets and treasures are only revealed to those who come to His Presence. ‘ those words , really spoke to me.
Inspiring to young people…,lord help me to maintain intimacy with u
Thanks the advise