During a church service, the Pastor was ministering on how we are the light so he had the lights off in the sanctuary. My daughter tucked herself into her grandma’s sweater and said “I hiding, come on, hide Meana”.
Matthew 6:6 says – “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
I couldn’t help but think about Psalm 91:1 – “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
The word “secret” means hiding place or covering. A secret place is where you seclude yourself from everything…cell phone, computer, tv, iPad, iPod and the list goes on!
My daughter gets it! 🙂 She understands the hiding place.
Are you in a place in life where you are saying to God – “Where are YOU”? (I’ve been there)
He’s in the secret place.
As we dwell (continue to meet God) in the secret (secluded) place, we will abide (live) under the shadow (shade) of the Almighty.
If we’re consistent with meeting God in the secret place we will be living under the “shade” (which keeps us from getting burnt)!
I’m going to jump back to Matthew 6:6. “Reward” means – “give back, deliver (again), (re)pay, perform, restore”.
The word “openly” actually means “because of, quickly, shortly, throughout, while” and the list goes on.
When we meet God in the secret place He will give back, deliver, perform whatever we need shortly!
Those are some INCREDIBLE verses!
Please note, I am not a Greek or Hebrew scholar. I used my Strong’s Concordance to look up the verses, etc.
Your answer is in the secret place! Mine too!
Thanks for reading! Joyfully His!