Extreme Joy

Extreme Joy

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


"Do you want to hear a secret?" 

I love for someone to tell me a secret. It isn't about the secret as much as it is the fact that someone knows me well enough and trust me enough to tell me something that is very important to them. I'm not talking about the secret that turns out to be gossip about another person, but something a dear friend has told me because they have found me trustworthy and faithful.

God has secrets. Deuteronomy 29:29 says "The secret things belong to the Lord our God . . ." (NIV). Does He want to keep these secrets to Himself? Absolutely not. We see in Psa. 25:14 "The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, . . ." (Amp. Bible). The Lord wants to confide in us but just as we have to be worthy of a friend's trust, we have to be worthy of God's trust. Would you tell your secrets to just anyone? No, and neither will God.

Want to know God's secrets?
  • Spend time with Him, talk to Him in prayer and in quiet moments.
  • Get to know Him by reading the Bible.
  • Listen to Him as He speaks to you in whispers, through people, and through His Words. 
  • Be faithful in the things He prompts you to do, or say.
An intimate friendship develops over time and it's the same with our Heavenly Father. As you get to know Him and realize how majestic, awesome, faithful, long-suffering, and loving He is, you will begin to give Him the worship and reverence He deserves. This is the fear that is mentioned in Psa. 25:14. Not an unhealthy fear but one in which we realize that He is the creator of all! Yes He is all this, but He is also the One who wants to get to know you! And when He does, one day He will lean over towards you and whisper in your heart and ask . . . "Do you want to hear a secret?"

No comments:

Post a Comment