Because He hath set His love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.Psalm 91:14
Abiding in Him is a choice.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.John 15:10
God requires for our hands to be spotless while dwelling in this safe haven of His presence. After the precious gift (Ephesians 2:8-9) of salvation, we must continue to keep our hearts clean in His sight, living uprightly, confessing our sins before our righteous, most High, Father.
After entering the throne of grace on God’s terms, we are able to fellowship with Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Only through these proverbial doors are we able to continue to enter the highly coveted "secret place." This habitation is a protected sanctuary with a mysterious and heavenly haven for only those with special access through salvation in Christ, humility, a clean and surrendered heart, and faith. In The Treasury of David, Spurgeon states “Special grace like theirs brings with it special immunity. Outer court worshippers little know what belongs to the inner sanctuary, or surely they would press on until the place of nearness and divine familiarity become theirs. Those who are the Lord’s constant guests shall find that he will never suffer any to be injured within his gates…” (Spurgeon, C., p. 231) Let us often seek to access our Father’s secret place so that we can become more familiar with the covert of His wings and run to His refuge, especially in times of need.
Crystal grew up in the world but God used her back injury to draw her to Himself through the miracle of salvation. She was born again in 2016 and since then has possessed the yearning desire to learn more about His miraculous truths in His perfect Word. Oftentimes, she journals from her hammock near a stream and hopes to serve the Lord in a sailboat one day! In order to choose the title of her column, Crystal combined her heart’s desire with Proverbs 31:14, “She [the virtuous woman] is like the merchant’s ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”