Friday, September 14, 2012

Step In and Stay



You know who they are. . .those people who know all the back roads.
The “easy” roads.
The “secret” way to get places.

But you also know the truth . . . it’s not really “secret.”

It’s just not commonly known.


The Bible talks about a “secret place.”

Not a place God is hiding from us – but a place not commonly known.

Uncommon . . . because not many of us dwell there on a consistent basis.

Attitudes and anxieties fester.
And it’s difficult to dwell in the secret place.

We listen to lies in our head.
And we step out.

Seems we finally resort to its safety.          
And the smallest irritation lures us away.  

It doesn't take much.

So what can we do?

We can learn to identify those lures in our lives that cause us to step out of that secret place.

We can beware of “trigger thoughts” common to all of us, like these:

“What if. . .”
                               
“I’m tired of . . .”
               
“He’s always . . .”
               
“She never. . .”

Whatever takes our mind off the sufficient control of the good God whose Shadow is the safest place to be is the very thing that will push us out of the secret place.

Each morning, it's imperative that we spend time securing that spot in the “secret place.”


Then, as we go throughout our day, we keep guard against anything that might cause us to step out of its safety.

How can you and I “dwell in the secret place of the Most High” (Psalm 91:1)? 

Step in . . .  and stay.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Bethany. As usual, you hit the bullseye of the target!

    Love,

    Mr. B

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