The Secret Place of the Most High ... How to Get There
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1
Struggling with issues in your life? Perhaps it's time to move.
Have you been struggling with an issue in your life that you feel should finally be settled? Especially because you’ve done everything you knew to do to bring a conclusion to the matter? What most of us misunderstand is that all of our own efforts, strength and ingenuity, the strategies we design and put in place to solve our problem can be futile. Although God has given us the mental capacity and wisdom to solve our problems, there is in all of us an inherent need for His help. Our strength, ability to solve our problems and our instinctive thinking equates to our mere humanness which may not be enough to bring us to the closure we're in need of. This is where the underlying problem concerning the persistence of the situation.
Moving into The Spiritual Place takes:
Learning more about God's characteristics so that we know how to interact with Him. This changes our approach so that we're more reverent which helps us become more spiritually inclined. This is the opposite of carnal thinking which causes more struggles, has imited positive results and what is more, offends God.
Romans 8:7-8 “Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile to or towards God) against God: for it is not subject (does not obey or submit) to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Communicating with God through prayer. Prayer is not simply asking God for something with the expectation that He will answer. When we communicate with God we should always include reverence, praise, confession, forgiveness and the willingness to release control over to Him. The two biggest mistakes in communicating with God are:
Worriedness because it shows a lack of faith and trust in His love for us.
James 4:3 “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may onsume it upon
your lusts (your own pleasure).”
Prayers with the motive of having our will done rather than His.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Hearing, studying and retaining God's Word. The Word of God is a source of power that liberates, gives guidance and correction. It strengthens faith and teaches us how to be stable during troubling times.
2nd Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”
Romans 10:17 “So then, Faith cometh by hearing the Word of God.”