Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Secret Life....

Got Jesus

How about a secret life with God.....just for you. Just between you and Him. And, you don't tell anyone the details of your time with Him. Can you have that secret life??

Of course you can!!

A secret life with God looks like this....thank you Angela Thomas and this teaching from her study, "Living Your Life as a Beautiful Offering."

Matthew 6:1-7 tells us to give, fast, and pray in secret and God will reward us.

That can be hard for us women. We like to do things and tell people what we are up to, what God might be up to in our life, or to simply just say how cool things are once we have done something. Maybe it's just bragging on God. Oh....and how I think we should sing His praises and give Him a shout out when He deserves it. But.....

Can we have a secret life, a secret place that goes on just between the two of us???

That's a challenge for me. Not to have the time with Him, but keep it to myself? Some of that may be hard for me.

When we go to our secret place with God......

1. He will restore our souls. 2 Timothy 3:6-7 tells us about weak-willed women. They may learn all the "stuff" but you can't tell by their lives, their hearts or the attitudes they have.

2. We will have power when we have had time in that secret place with God. Humble yourself before Him, pray hard, and He'll give us power through the Holy Spirit. When we have had our conscious cleared during that time alone and away with Him, we are empowered!!! We can handle anything, in the Name of Jesus, that comes our way.

3. When we have been in our secret place with God, our hearts will be tendered to Him and we will be storing up treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). We don't need to put forth all our energy into worrying, but instead spend time with Him in that secret place and our hearts will begin to follow Him. What does your heart reflect?? What is my heart following??

4. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Seek him first. Seek Him in every situation. Seek Him when we feel as if we are free falling and nothing is under us. He will catch us. We must trust Him. Spend time in that secret place with Him. And, if your kids disrupt that time....that's ok....they need to have that visual of mom being in prayer, face down, before the Lord. Hard times might be on you, but when we are in the secret place with God, heavens blessings will break through.

Do you have a secret place where you can go and be with Him?? Are you humbled before Him and know that apart from Him you are nothing and can do nothing???

Jesus spends a lot of time talking about what to do in secret. Read Chapter 6 of Matthew on your own and ask God to give you the desire to have a secret place with Him where you can just be with Him.

Having a secret life with God will be blessed and rewarded. Jesus tells us that in Matt. 6:6.

Get you a secret place and secret times between you and God!!! He'll bless you deeply.

Hugs and blessings~


BethAnne said...

Alot goes on in the secret, quiet place with God - thanks for reminding me of that today when everything is so busy - what I need is to retreat to the quiet place

Alana said...

It's so wonderful and peaceful in that place! Thanks for sharing this, Fran!

Denise said...

Praise God for my secret place. I love you my dear friend.

Lindsee said...

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Shonda said...

Sometimes it is so hard for me not to share everything God does for me. He does so much for me!

I'm doing an Angela Thomas study called "Do You Think I'm Beautiful" right now. Just started and loving it.

Blessings in Christ-

Mary Lou said...

Great thoughts. Made me stop and think. I tend to talk way too much. I will be thinking for quite a while what you posted. Blessings on your day.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Oh Girl...this was just beautiful.

I'm with Mary Lou...I love to talk...sometimes when I shouldn't!!! Thanks for this reminder to savor those times meant just for me....

Love you,

Charity said...

Great post! I definitely have a hard time keeping my "beans" to myself...I tend to "spill the beans" more than I should. You are right...I guess it's a woman thing.

I think of that time with Him as an "oasis" away from all the craziness in my life. He is where I can go to "replenish" my soul!

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