We all have a secret place we go where others cannot see us. Even in the presence of people, we can go there and they cannot see where we are. In this place of our thought life, we are free to think on anything, do anything and go anywhere. Great, right? It also will lead the direction of our lives, so what goes on in there has great importance.
My past makes a lot more sense now that I understand this. The paths I went down were the direct result of what I allowed myself to think about. My mind spoke a language; it was carnal, emotional, worldly, and tossed around with all kinds of imaginations. I, for the most part, didn’t even realize I had any control over it, or that it had control over my life. Those were the days of my wilderness existence.
When I finally came to seek God, with my whole heart this time, I was hungry for a relationship with Him. I had held up the white flag of surrender to my ways. I was exhausted and broken. I read and heard about this secret place and wanted it. But it seemed so difficult to me in the beginning. All I could hear was ‘me’. Mind you, I had been born again at about the age of 12, and had some foundation, but discovered what was hindering me was the language I was fluent in: carnal, worldly language. I don’t mean vulgar, but that my thoughts were almost all contrary to what God’s language is. If I was going to have a relationship with God, I was going to have to learn a new language.
It is said that in learning a new language, when you begin to think in it, you are on your way to becoming fluent in it. Years down the road, I am so changed that if I didn’t have memories, I would not recognize my old self. For me now, my secret place with God is where only His language has authority. I have discovered the power of agreeing with Him. Of course, I am there with my life and whatever circumstances there are, but I am only interested in hearing what He has to say about anything. What He says is truth, no matter what facts I may see. His Kingdom is full of love, hope, mercy, grace, and all things are possible. I speak what He says in agreement. And out of that secret place, spending time learning God’s language, my thought life is being transformed, the words that come out are being transformed, and my life is being transformed. Praise God!!!
What language do you speak in your secret place?
Luke 6:45 (AMP)
45 The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.
~ Debbie Morris