THE SECRET PLACE
Today’s Reading: Psalms 90-91
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Key Verses: Psalm 90:1 & 91:14
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom….
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 90 is unique in that it is the only one composed by Moses. He probably wrote this during the wanderings in the wilderness for 40 years, when they had no place to call home. They could not fortify themselves against enemy attacks. Moses learned that their only safe dwelling place was in the Lord. Considering the shortness of our days, 70 to 80 years approximately, we need to pack in all the wisdom we can gain so that “the beauty of the Lord will be upon us, and the works of our hands will be established” (90:17).
Psalm 91 teaches us that the secret place with God every day (it could be this blog) is the place of security. The world can be shut out and a sense of belonging to God is ours. We’re at home in the presence of the Lord! This is true protection!!! The warmth of God’s love is here!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, here I am, dwelling in Your secret place. I pray that I will learn more and more to relax and dwell constantly in Your presence.Thank You for this peaceful place of complete security, for now and for eternity! This is only because of Jesus in Whose Name I ask this great mercy. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I have personally experienced the fact that God “is my refuge and fortress.” As an evangelist who has shared the message of Jesus on the streets first, and then for decades on television, I’ve had attacks on my personal integrity which had no substance, and attacks on the effectiveness of the ministries which I’ve led. I felt totally unworthy when I received an award in 2008 for “Integrity in Life and Ministry,” along with Billy Graham, who received the same honour that year, presented by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. I believe the secret of honouring God in honesty and love to all is that consistent “secret place” time with God early every morning. My meditation contained in this daily blog happens in that “secret place.”
I have less than a year to go before I reach the big 80! I’m claiming the last verse of Psalm 91! God writes to me through the Psalmist and says, “With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation!”
Yours because of the Lord’s promise to “establish the work of our hands!”
P.S. Canadians! Please, please, don’t fail to vote tomorrow! There is no doubt in my mind that our freedoms and respect for the individual, not just the masses, are not only the result of modernity but are the direct result of a process over hundreds of years as the power of Holy Scripture was absorbed by the culture. It may take a long time, but as I’ve often said, “JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!” One cannot read the Gospels without knowing that Jesus gave each person individually His love and attention!!!