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The Secret Place

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall 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 meditate in His temple. 5For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.…

Proverbs 27:5-6

In the secret place of His tent He will hide me. 

I am so glad that:

1. I have found that secret place.

2. I know how to retreat there when I need Him.

3. I can retreat to Him, any time or any place- for this place is not a physical location.

4. I can hear Him clearly when I am there, if I only go there.





Discipline, LikeHim


Moving to a new city, this single lady has been struggling setting things up!!!

Man, I’m glad that I have my Dad, four brothers, and eight uncles! I sure do need ’em.

In my singleness, I have been slowly learning about tools.  This has not been a voluntary exercise, I have been required to do so … it has definitely not been easy.

It’s funny, I’ve got some tools that I have had stored away that I’ve never used! Lol. Others that I use, but use improperly.

Along these lines, the Lord has shown me that He as given us many tools that He wants us to use in our lives.  Unlike the tools encased in metal, plastic, and rubber,  when it comes to these types of tools, we dare not use the tools at all, determined to rely only on one’s body instead.  Doing this will result in many broken nails, Ouch!! We dare not use the tools inappropriately.

Here are some of the tools that we have been given that we must seek the Lord to use properly:


Social Media




Human Body


The Internet

… Details on using these tools properly will be added to a post yet to come!

Growing in Christ

Empowered to Breakthrough

God has given us strength to Breakthrough. That is, to break through, overcome, withstand, and escape!

Even little peas are required to break through.

Their stems grow,

break through their exterior,

reach towards the light.

absorb nutrients,


take root,

and stretch out beyond the confines of the soil, pot, and into the air.

little break shell

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Part of this ‘breakthrough stuff’ means breaking through the ‘tough exterior’ that many of us have around us and actually doing something worthwhile.

It means being able to overcome our own deficiencies and hiccups- leaving those things behind to focus on becoming more like Christ.

It means being spiritually strong enough to bear or see or feel or hear some crazy stuff and continue to walk with the Lord.

It even means being delivered from our own selves- our own toxic thought and behavior patterns.

And God said Let the earth bring forth grass and herb yielding seed and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, who seed is in itself upon the earth and it was so (Genesis 1:11).

So, yes! God has given us what we need already. It was planted within the soil of our minds, we dare grow it, so that we may breakthrough!

#SeedIsInItself #AndGodSaidLetThereBe #Breakthrough