Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Today’s Reading: Psalms 90-91

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Goreme is a town in Cappadocia, an historical region of Turkey. The people who settled here built their homes within these unusual, cone-shaped hills. This area was first settled during the Roman period. Christians were persecuted and for protection they dug subterranean dwellings into the rock hillsides. The believers in Christ were literally dwelling in a secret place as our key verse says. When Christians became the majority in the region, many churches were carved out of the solid rock. These amazing structures can still be seen today. Cappadocia is mentioned several times in the New Testament, including Acts 2:9 and 1 Peter 1:1.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


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!!!


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!!!


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.”

Yours because of the Lord’s promise to “establish the work of our hands!”


In another part of historic Cappadocia, the city of Kaymakli was created by persecuted Christians who excavated the relatively soft rock deep below the ground with the access opening well hidden. This is one of the below-ground rooms, and the round stone was likely a kitchen table. While this underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today, in which the spaces are organized around ventilation shafts. Archeologists think that there could have been up to 3,500 people living in this city. So far 36 underground cities have been discovered in Cappadocia.

29 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  1. The underground cities are unbelievably amazing! Amazing! I can’t imagine how they accomplished these residential homes without modern tools. I am elated that we can continue this blog with much of David’s teachings & insight. Thank you family. Bless you all.

  2. One time awhile back I drew a picture of a little girl under a bird in the shadow of
    a bird , and put the scriptures under neath it is on my dresser , and I look at it every day. I use to sketch in school, and some years after. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do it again. When I tried my mind went blank so this year attempted picked up a adult colouring book. I pray that everyone has a good day today, and God will heal those who need it
    Lianne Hogg

  3. Amen to today’s message and thank you Mainse family for continuing this blog with amazing pics and insight… God Bless…

  4. Amen to David’s prayer for today! I am so thankful for this secret place, full of peace and security. It is inspiring to read Psalm 90, knowing that Moses wrote it! Blessings to all????

  5. Amen, these are my favorite psalms and have memorized Psalm 91. Love David’s comments on these psalms and prayed his prayer. Can I say, “God bless you David for blessing us.” Of course I know he is blessed being in the presence of the Lord. Thank you Ron and Anne and Reynold with these unique photos. Blessings on Norma Jean, all the Mainse family and blogging buddies.

  6. These pictures are truly amazing and draws us closer to the scriptures for today. Thank you Reynold, Ron and Anne for your continued posting of the blog. It gives me a sense of peace and love.

    Blessings to everyone today. Lianne enjoy your colouring. Hope these days are better for you

  7. Bless you Ron and Ann for this daily blog; and Bless you Reynold for the fabulous photo’s posted in this blogs and each blog. For the Word that comes forth for each day and the comments included by your Dad. Thank you!!

    Plasm 91 is one of my favorites, as it probably is with most saints. What a wonderful knowing that we dwell under the shadow of the Most High God!! Praise His Holy Name!! the Mighty Name of JESUS!!

    Have a wonderful day all you bloggers!!

  8. This blog has been my biggest source of nourishment for over 4 years.Thank you Ron,Ann,Reynold for continuing it.I’m under the weather today so taking my time.
    Robin Mark is by far my favorite singer.My friends and I rent a cottage each year for the Revival In Belfast Conference each May in Belfast PEI.No one sits down when the music starts.Very much like in this video:

    Here is the very beautiful Secret Place by the Booth Brothers.We have tickets for their show next month in Moncton.
    I wrote this when I saw today’s title but it didn’t go the way I wanted.

    We Knew Him
    The secret place is where I meet with You,
    Where all the fears I ever knew,
    With all my doubts,You saw me through,
    So only praise is Your just due.

    All my secret sins are before You,
    Yet You withold Your wrath from me
    And in You I try to be true,
    But,alas,through my flesh I see.

    Sheltered in the shadow of your wings,
    No harm can come to me in sleep,
    And as You do Your holy things,
    I know that I am Yours to keep.

    Your forgiveness is like a fountain
    And that Fountain has walked with us,
    Then ascended from Your mountain
    And we knew Him as Lord Jesus.
    G.W(Bill)Marshall /‎18 ‎Oct, ‎2017

  9. in case anyone reads the blog at this time I am in very much need of prayer! I am dealing with very heavy suicidal thoughts and we’ve had a 6 hour power outage on the week end and the same this coming week end….it puts a very
    hard load on my mental health and sleep pattern……
    we’ve also had very harsh wind storms; I read Scripture when the disciples went in the boat and Jesus wanted to go to the other side and He fell asleep and they became anxious and fearful of the storm that had appeared and they called to Jesus and He woke and He calmed the storm….I pray He will call the storms both outside and inside my head
    Blessings to all

    • Lord I pray you will give Sah the same calm you gave to the wind to calm the sea. I pray for peace and strength in Jesus name. Blessings Sah.

      • Agreeing in prayer with you Lola ! Psalm 91 has often stengthened me and I pray that it will do the same for you Sah! Blessings to all bloggers !

    • There is power in the blood of Jesus!
      May the blood of Jesus cover you SAH, and protect you!

      May The God of hope fill you SAH with all joy and peace
      as you trust in HIM, So that you may overflow with hope
      by the power of The Holy Spirit.. Romans 15:13

    • SAH, am lifting you up in prayer dear one, to THE ONE WHO created you in HIS image and likeness…
      Unique…never to be repeated….there is no one created like you in all eternity! I pray you are relieved of all suicidal thoughts and filled with the Holy Spirit…with His Shalom and comfort! Thank you for trusting your blog buddies with your needs! We love you!

  10. Lord Jesus please wrap Sah in you loving arms, and quite the fear in her. You know her circumstances. You are El Shaddai The All Sufficient One. Jehovah-Rapha The Lord Who Heals. Take all suicidal thoughts from her.
    In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

    • Amen Thelma and Lola…agreeing in prayer for Sah! Lord I ask for your intervention in Sah’s life at this very moment and always!!!

      • Dear Heavenly Father, please let Sah feel your loving arms around her and give her peace. Replace her suicidal thoughts with thoughts of you and your goodness. Give her a desire to live . May the days that are ahead be blessed by you in every way! I ask this in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen!

  11. SAH, am lifting you up in prayer dear one, to THE ONE WHO created you in HIS image and likeness…Unique…never to be repeated…. there is no one created like you in all eternity! I pray you are relieved of all suicidal thoughts and filled with the Holy Spirit…with His Shalom and comfort! Thank you for trusting your blog buddies with your needs! We love you!

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