I don’t know that I’ve ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He was saying to me, word by word— than the time He asked me to start this journal —”Life in the Secret Place.com”
And I remember the surprise of that moment…
It was a normal day, I was writing in my journal, I was seeking God, pressing in that I might hear His heart, quiet before Him, and then suddenly it was like I started hearing a “letter” from His heart, straight to mine… and I got my pen ready, I felt the urgency of the moment, the seriousness of getting these words down, and I began writing it all down as I heard it. ✍🏻
The way He spoke it into my heart was a mix of “extremely tender and personal” to me + what seemed to be (at least to me)… some pretty “outrageous” and “far-fetched” kinds of things. I couldn’t have thought it up for myself if I tried, and this girl has a ginormous imagination. 🤯
It was just like a letter, a heart-to-heart kind of message.
It’s the kind of thing that you keep hidden within your heart, and you wait to see what He does. You wait, and you watch, and you walk it out as it comes.
The secret place is a safe place with Him.
You listen, you believe it’s Him as it lines up with His Word, as it witnesses in your spirit…
And you take it close to your heart, and you hide it there…and then before you know it, you’ll find yourself living in awe and wonder as you watch it begin to play out—little by little—somehow— with each leap of faith, with each “yes”—with each step of obedience you take.
I remember the moment the words were flowing onto the page, my pen literally shaking in my hand…
And I thought to Him… “But God… I’m not a writer?”
Or so I thought….
“…No one would want to read anything I would write, Lord? And would I even have anything to write about?”
And I would think of all the people I would consider to be “real writers” and wonder, “why me?”
But the truth is, He knows far better than I do about who He has made me to be, and what He has for me to do.
How often we think so inaccurately of ourselves—we think we know what we’re capable or “not capable” of…
But neither of those really matter!
I try to keep this in mind as I find myself doing things I don’t think I’d be any good at—all the things He leads me to that I don’t think are “me“…
I think He likes to take me there so He can surprise me. 😊✨
So that He can remind me that it’s not about my own “abilities.”
It’s far more about my “weaknesses“… 💖
He’s a God of Surprises, you know. 🎊☀️
He is a God who likes to use the most unlikely, the least likely, and the smallest ones.
I love that about Him. 💝
Because I often feel very small. And it gives me hope. ☀️
I won’t tell you what all He shared with me in that “letter” to my heart that day…
But I will tell you that every so often, I refer back to what seemed so “outrageous” and “far-fetched” to me at the time…. so “blush-worthy” to me at the time…
And over a little bit of time, I’m seeing piece by piece of what He said, falling into place.
I’m seeing these things He’s said, actually happen. And in a way I wouldn’t have ever expected it to happen.
I see word-by-word of that “letter” —beginning to come to life, beginning to take flight.
You know, we can hear from the Lord for ourselves. Yes, we need each other, and He yes, He does often speak to us, and express Himself to us through others with things that may seem new and surprising to us, but most of the time I think He likes to share His secrets, His surprises, His heart…with our hearts directly. And all the other stuff is usually more of a “confirmation” to us than anything.
All the other stuff confirms what He’s already spoken to us in our own hearts.
All the other stuff only takes us back to “that moment we heard His heart so clearly”…
And then we watch in amazement…. as He takes us down a path that brings each word He speaks over us to life.
His ways are so beautiful. 🌷
How He longs for us to take part in His plans—in this story of all stories. 📚
And you know…
He thinks much bigger for us than we do for ourselves.
He thinks BIG. 🎇 And He uses “small.”
But when He tells us something from His heart…. when He confides in us… we’ve got to choose to believe Him, we’ve got to take the steps of faith that He then leads us to, and we’ve got to take it seriously—we’ve got to take it to heart.
We may not understand, “why this step, why that leap?” or “why this mistake, why that failure?”
But if we trust Him, if we take heed to what He’s saying to us in our hearts, and with the things He shows us in His Word, we will no doubt…. live in awe and wonder and amazement of where He takes us. 🏃🏻♀️✨☀️
So I’m writing this as a reminder to myself, and for anyone who might need to read this…
For the things that He’s spoken to our hearts still seem too “far-fetched”…. nothing is impossible with God.
So I’m going to trust that He knows what He’s doing with my life, and He knows exactly where He’s taking me…. and He knows exactly how He plans to get me there…even when I do not. ☀️
And I don’t need to attempt to make things happen for myself…
He somehow just makes them happen as we take one step with Him at a time.
He’s the one who does the “impossible” ☀️
“There’s a private place reserved for the lovers of God,
where they sit near him and receive
the revelation-secrets of his promises.“—Psalm 25:14 TPT
“God-friendship is for God-worshipers;
They are the ones he confides in.
If I keep my eyes on God,
I won’t trip over my own feet.”—Psalm 25:14-15 The Message
Thank You, Father. 💝 I trust You.