Matthew 6:6 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees you in secret will reward you openly.”
The term “secret place” appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The word “cether” in Hebrew refers to a place that is hidden or concealed- a “secret place”
A secret can be defined as something a person is keeping to themselves, or has shared with someone in confidence.
Likewise a “secret place” can be defined as a place designated that no one knows about except you.
The more time you spend with someone, the more you will learn about them, and get to know them better. When we spend time alone with God in our “secret place”, we have made the choice of our spirit over the flesh.
Romans 8:5 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the spirit.”
Making an intentional decision to meet with God at a “secret place”, will assist with this becoming a normal routine in a person’s life. Meeting with God will also help a person become more Christ-like in character.
John 15:4 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
Jesus made the choice of meeting with God in a “secret place”.
Luke 4:42 “Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them;”
Many times people will not understand boundaries. They will not understand when someone desires to be alone by themselves.
Mark 1:35 “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”
Because God is Spirit; John 4:24 “God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth” we can make any where we choose a “secret place” and God will meet us there.
God is omnipresent; He can be everywhere at the same time.
Proverbs 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place.”
God is omniscient; He knows about the “secret place” that we will meet Him at.
Job 28:24 “For He looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the the whole heavens.”
God is omnipotent; He is all powerful. There is nothing that can keep Him away from meeting with us at our “secret place”.
Psalm 135:6 “Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in Heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.”
Father in heaven, thank you for Your faithfulness in meeting us at our “secret place” in Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev