If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Hawaii, Europe, Israel? Many have had the opportunity to visit various places around the world and if given the opportunity, they would go there again. Traveling abroad could be lots of fun, but not nearly as satisfying as traveling ‘within.’ He that dwells ‘within’ the secret place of the Almighty shall experience a peace and pleasure found no where else in the world. He that dwells ‘within’ the secret place of God shall find refreshment for his soul.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Ps 91:1-2)
Where is the secret place of the Most High? It is no where else but in His heart. As John the beloved disciple laid his troubled head upon the bosom of Jesus, so we too can lay our weary souls upon the bosom of the Father. Notice that the Psalmist does not say, “he who visits there occasionally”, but “he who dwells there” continuously. He who goes there and remains, he is the one who will find refuge.
Let me list some reasons why you and I should make every effort each day to dwell in the shadow of the Almighty.
It is a Supreme Place. No place on earth can be its equal. It is a Secure Place. Those who dwell in this place find protection even in the midst of the storm. It is a Sympathetic Place. No need will be refused. No request will become routine. It is a Select Place. Here neither the world, nor even the forces of hell can enter. It is a place only for the saints of the Most High. It is a Satisfying Place. No one who has ever entered there has ever come away disappointed. It is a Secret Place. Here things can be shared that only you and your Father will ever know. Every burden can be expressed, every sin exposed, every sorrow unloaded and every desire told. Here in this secret place you can dance when it is a time to dance, and mourn when it is a time to mourn. In many ways, here in God’s secret place you can finally be who you were made to be.
God’s purpose for creating us is to have us dwell in His secret place and Satan’s number one objective is to hinder us from being there. Child of God, there is no place on earth that can take the place of the Secret Place of the Most High. Don’t let busyness delay you, or burdens discourage you. Make it your highest goal to dwell there each and every day.