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Finding God's Secret Place: A Spiritual Journey

Finding God's Secret Place: A Spiritual Journey

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Finding God's Secret Place: A Spiritual Journey shares my odyssey toward peace and joy using Psalm 91 as my road map. This book was written to give other's a travel guide and directions on how to get there.
Finding God's Secret Place: A Spiritual Journey shares my odyssey toward peace and joy using Psalm 91 as my road map. This book was written to give other's a travel guide and directions on how to get there.

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Secret usually implies something “special” reserved only for “certain”

people. There are “secret” societies with “secret” handshakes and “secret”

rituals. People tell “secrets” to a select few people that are let in on “the

secret” while the rest of us remain ignorant. The word “secret” has the

connotation of “separation” and some lofty notion of “elitism.” However,

you don’t have to be part of some elite society or special group to go to

God’s secret place. Anyone can go there and all are welcome. God places

no limitations on who can come; all you have to do is believe in Him and

accept Christ to be part of God’s “select” group. It is not a question of birth,

financial status, or education in some hidden knowledge. So, if it is not a

“special” place for a chosen “few,” why does God have a “secret” place?

“The secret” is not the place, but where you find it and how you get

there. You find it in the spiritual realm. It is not a physical place or located

in some mythical dimension. It is a sanctuary, a place of peace and joy.

“(Psa 73:26 NASB) My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart

and my portion forever.

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(Psa 63:1 NASB) (A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.) O God,

Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee,

In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

(Psa 63:2 NASB) Thus I have beheld Thee in the sanctuary, To see Thy power and Thy

glory.”

God’s secret place is only secret because it’s not locatable by the

normal ways one locates and gets to a “place.” Getting there requires a

“special” attitude or mindset, not being “special” or having “special”

knowledge. The only way to get there is to be there.  Many of those who

give instruction on “thinking” to grow rich, create wealth, or attract

abundance, teach this. However, they want us to believe you have to do

something to achieve “being.” No, being is being. The “secret” of God’s

secret place is being there. Be at peace and you will be transported to God’s

secret place instantly. You get there by being there. Whenever you are truly

at peace, you are there. However, to dwell there, you must also experience

joy. What is the “secret” of joy? My favorite book is Alice Walker’s

Possessing the Secret of Joy, which is also one of the most difficult and

painful books to read. However, if you can get through it, you’ll rejoice at

the end when you discover that the secret of joy is so simple.

Think about joy. It’s not a giddy high or a laugh-a-minute pleasure

fest. True joy is much more subtle and discreet than having an uproarious

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time or dancing on air. When you really feel joy, you feel contented,

satisfied with your life, your circumstances, your relationships, all that is

part of you. I see this in my mother’s eyes as she approaches her seventy-

ninth birthday. She is the most joyous person I know and the most content.

She loved my father to whom she was married for over fifty years until they

were separated by his death and, like my co-worker, did nothing wrong

despite his repeated infidelities. She is truly happy and has a joy that is

unspeakable but very real. My siblings and I do everything to preserve her

joy because what more could you ask for your mother than to see her happy?

I know my mother has moved lock, stock, and barrel into God’s secret

place and I’m more than happy to join her there. God’s secret place is a

place of contentment, where you remain at peace and full of joy regardless

of what is going on around you in the physical realm. This is the promise of

Psalms 91:1-2.

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