Posts Tagged ‘the secret place’

Stable and Fixed

Friday, October 27th, 2017

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. Psalm 91:1 AMPC

1. THE SECRET PLACE. We have a breathtaking invitation into a close relationship with God. There is a secret place where we can draw near to Him and know Him; where we will become stabilized and immovable against any pressure or enemy.

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6

2. THE SWEET SPOT. Like the beauty of when a baseball connects to a bat’s sweet spot, an amazing connection with God is available. This isn’t some idealized spirituality for those removed from the daily pressures of life (that’s no one)! We all have an invitation from the Lord to draw near to Him on a daily basis—in the middle of our grind, in the middle of our battle—and He will draw near to us (James 4:8a).

3. THE SEEKING HEART. Jesus is standing at the door knocking, and when you seek, you will find (Revelation 3:20, Matthew 7:7). Press past the lies of the devil, and the circumstances of life that try to choke the truth of God’s Word. If you want God, if you want to know Him more, cry out and He will answer.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION
I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and I remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1). I ask, and it will be given to me; I seek, and I will find; I knock, and the door will be opened to me (Matthew 7:7).

sta·ble, noun
Firmly established. Not changing or fluctuating: unvarying. Steady in purpose. Designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion.

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Courage to Overcome

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. . . 2 Timothy 4:7-8a

1. Fight the Good Fight. Courage is the bridge between a dream and a corresponding action. It’s important to constantly refresh the original vision God has given you so that you don’t become discouraged along the way. If even Jesus had to slip away to fellowship alone with God, then we are not exempt. In the secret place we get our strength, our vision, and our purpose for the course.

2. Finish the Course. Courage is not the denial of fear; it is the conquest of it. God knows how to take a fearful Gideon and make him a warrior (Judges 6-7); how to take a young Jeremiah and give him the boldness to prophesy to the people of Israel (Jeremiah 1); and how to give you backbone to get to the other side of your battle.

3. Keep the Faith. “Now faith is the turning of dreams into deeds; it is betting your life on the unseen realities.” (Hebrews 11:1 Cotton Patch Gospel). One voice of faith can pray and stimulate change that permeates an entire people group. Whatever situation you are facing, God has strength for you to start, persevere, and finish with
courage.

Daily Confession
I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I put on the whole armor of God. I’m gaining new strength. I’m getting wisdom. I’m receiving new strategy. My steps are ordered by the Lord. I’m living out my days. I’m cooperating with heaven. God’s purposes shall surely come to pass in and through my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

strength, noun – The quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospel: Hebrews and the General Epistles. Smyth & Helwys Publishing Copyright ©2011. “Strength” Merriam-Webster.com. Wed. 2 April 2014.