91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
The secret place is a place of safety. It is a place that hides you from the judgements, criticism, and perverted counsel of this world. The secret place is a place of intimacy and rest. Somewhere where we can find peace and feel the presence of God. When we dwell in the secret place. God covers us. The bible often compares our relationship with God to the relationship that we should have with our spouse. We are His bride. He is our bridegroom. Our husband should love us like Christ loves the church. Our relationship with our spouse should mirror our relationship with the Father. Our marriage should be a secret place. A place of trust, security, and peace. I think too many times we create a breach in our marriage by telling the wrong people too much information. We must learn to first bring our concerns to God and seek Him for the answers. Then we may seek wise counsel, but we don’t need everyone to know the challenges that we are currently going through. This takes the situation out of the protection and covering of God and gives the enemy a doorway to cause confusion and division. Everyone is not qualified to have access to the intimate details of our life. We shouldn’t share our challenges as a testimony until we have won victory over the situation. Our homes should be a secret place for our marriage and our children. A place where we can feel free to be naked and unashamed. A place to learn from our mistakes and let the conviction of the Holy Spirit transform us in love. When we allow God to deal with us in our secret place, we don’t have to be exposed publicly. Just as God covers us in our secret place, our husband covers our home. When we expose something that should’ve stayed in the protection of the secret place, then it is no longer covered in safety. We need to be intentional about keeping our homes covered. This is strategic warfare for our homes against the plans of the enemy. Please know that I’m not saying to keep quiet about abusive, Ungodly situations. I’m not talking about the kind of secrets that keep people in bondage and torment their souls. I’m talking about creating an atmosphere of safety, trust, peace, in the presence and intimacy of God.
Father, we thank You for the secret place. We thank You that You have provided a place of intimacy and rest for our souls. Help us mirror this in our home and in our marriage. Forgive us for exposing situations that should have been kept intimate. Make us aware of when we are speaking too much. Show us how to bring everything to You first. We want to abide under Your shadow. Help us dwell in Your secret place. Let prayer come deeply upon us. Show us how to pray your word and promises to fruition. Let our marriage be a reflection of You. Cover us with Your safety and protection. Give us peace in our homes and rest for our souls. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!