I have watched many young people begin to date as they mature into adults. The boyfriend-girlfriend relationship generally has a reason and an objective. We get involved with someone for a specific reason and a target in mind. Sometimes we don’t even know that we have a target and reason, but there is always one, even when we are unaware of it. Meeting God in the secret place is most fruitful when we have a clear reason and target in mind.
Set a target for your time in the secret place. Different seasons different targets. As dynamic as life can be, so should our reasons and targets in the secret place be. We can choose the objective for a period and keep changing it with the changing dynamics of our lives. Your time in the secret place this month may be to grow in the gifts of the spirit. Next month may be to receive instruction on the things of God. The week after may be to receive a renewal and refreshing in life and God.
Each time you go into your secret place should be accompanied with a specific reason and target. You will then maximise that time with the Lord and will literary go on a journey that will super bless and transform your life. The intentionality of your prayer time will yield extraordinary results that will totally transform your life.
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 27:1-14 The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD [is] the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I [will be] confident. One I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, teach me to set a target for my time in the secret place. May I learn to grow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen