The Secret Place


Psalm 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

There are times in every man’s life when he wants no comrade on the road with him. It is in secret that we learn the secret of the Lord

It was in the errie solitude of Bethel , and in the gray dawn by the ford Jabbok that Jacob was granted visions of God.

It was when he was alone in the silent desert that Moses was shown the burning bush, and received the Divine commission.

It was when Joshua walked unattended under the stars by the wall of Jericho that the Captian of the Lord’s host stood before him.

It was when Isaiah was alone in the Temple that a live coal touched his lips.

It was when Mary was alone that the angel brought to her the message of the Lord.

It was when Elisha was plowing his lonely furrow that the prophet’s mantle fell upon his shoulders.

Noah built and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his strangeness and perished.

Abraham wandered and worshiped alone; Sodomites smiled at the simple sheherd, followed the fashion and fed the flames.

Daniel dined and prayed alone.

Jesus lived and died alone.

Paul ‘minding himself to go afoot’. Acts 20:13

It is good to be “minded . . .to go afoot” sometimes;
when even our nearest and dearest go by another road.
For when we are alone we have a better chance of One joining us,
and making our hearts burn while He talks with us by the way
Madame Guyon,edited

Luke 24:32
And they said one to another,
Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way,
and while he opened to us the scriptures?

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  1. Amen! I was reminded of how praying involves active listening too.

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