Amongst all the pestilence and danger all around, there is a secret place. In this place, there is deliverance from the snare of the fowler (Psalm 91: 3). As believers, our faith prayers of declaring that God is our hiding place and security seals us under a protected dwelling place.
1) Making God our habitation.
God promises to deliver us when we make him our habitation and set our love upon Him. The secret place where we reside and dwell is where our praises flow unhinderedly. Our praises are where God will always be. God wants to be in the place of our living. He wants to fill up every space in our lives with His presence, power, and protection.
Hindrances to the Secret Place:
Drunkenness – When we are not sober, we are open to an excess of any evil. It gives Satan legal access to wreak havoc in our physical, mental, and spiritual well – being. Being filled with the Spirit is the solution to being set free from the snare of drunkenness whether physically, spiritually, or mentally.
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5: 18)
FEAR – There are many kinds of fears including phobias. I believe everyone at some point has been afraid. Believers holding a resistance to God in the way He wants to move upon them is often rooted in fear. Fear of what people may say, think, or act. Our freedom is more important than being understood, approved of, accepted, and treated well. A lack of trust in God in any area of our lives could be closely related to fear. How do we perceive God as our Heavenly Father? Do we see Him as a cruel master or the one out to punish us? Do we believe or act as if our imperfections make us unlovable and worthless? All these things can be blockages to deeper, higher, and wider in the Lord. There are divine encounters we have yet to experience. But we don’t have to feel condemned and inferior because of the fear. Just little by little allow God’s perfect love to strengthen us and wash away our fears.
2) Setting Our Love Upon the Lord
Where there is love there is no room for fear. Torment is not from God. Even when a host may encamp around us, when we abide in setting our love upon God, our hearts don’t need to fear. When we love on the Lord, we remain in that secret place. When war rises up against us, we can have confidence through staying close to the Lord. Dwelling in God’s house, beholding His beauty, and inquiring in His temple are some of the ways we set our love upon God. This is done through faithfulness and seeking after Him.
As we trust that God will lift our head above our enemies, we can sing praises unto Him and offer sacrifices of joy. Anxious and troubled, many of us lack that ONE THING when we look in the spiritual mirror and see the reflection from pain and failure. If the truth be told many of us struggle with being consistent with that ONE THING that God is asking of us.
3) Knowing God’s name
In the secret place of protection, we know that God is a strong tower and as the righteous that’s where we run and find safety (Proverbs 18:10). Knowing who God is and His ways gives Him access to be and do His will and plan in our lives as we embrace Him and receive from Him.
God shine your truth on us that we will learn to continually make you our habitation, set our love upon you, and know your name. Help us to stand with the armour of power and protection as we are shielded in your presence. May we continue to decree and declare your promises and trust that the work is already done and believing that they will manifest just like you said. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!