Posts with the tag “secrets-of-the-secret-place”

Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 30: The Secret of Enduring
August 3rd, 2016
We know a few things about suffering in the world. We know we all suffer. We don’t know why. The best book in the Bible to go find out why there is suffering, Job, doesn’t say. We are left with an exi...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 29: The Secret of Manna Gathering
August 3rd, 2016
We talk about the miracles God preformed for the Israelites as if they’re nothing. We’ve heard the story of the Red Sea since we’ve been old enough to understand. We all vaguely know about the pillar ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 28: The Secret of Desperation
August 3rd, 2016
When was the last time you were desperate? Desperate for water, rest, or emotional connection? When was the last time you were desperate for God? It is a funny thing, being desperate for God. To a cer...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 22: The Secret of Finishing
July 28th, 2016
When it comes to spending time with God, most people’s struggle is deciding to start, much less knowing when to finish. How often do we think about “finishing well” in our time with God? It is an inte...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 27: The Secret of Feeling Attractive to God
July 28th, 2016
God himself wants to share his life with you. You weren’t made so God would win first place at the science fair and bring glory to his name. No one’s creativity is on par with the Lord. Truly, you wer...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 26: The Secret of Boredom
July 28th, 2016
Wanna know the secret to boredom? It happens. Can we all drop the façade that time with the Lord is always spectacularly amazing and admit that sometimes it’s annoyingly boring? I don’t know that ther...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 25: The Secret of Self Denial
July 28th, 2016
What if self-denial was a vehicle to helping us become more intimate with Jesus?  If self-denial out of love for us is at the core who who Jesus is, one of the best ways for us to understand that love...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 24: The Secret of Getting Dressed
July 28th, 2016
John writes in his Revelation, “The accuser of our brothers and sisters (also translated as “accuser of the brethren”) … accuses them before God day and night. Satan accuses God of pampering his “blam...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 23: The Secret of the Morning
July 28th, 2016
Going into this chapter, I already had a pre-formed list defending spontaneous, personalized quiet time. And honestly, I still agree with most of the things on that list. The Lord loves our individual...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 21: The Secret of Praying the Scriptures
July 5th, 2016
How when you sit down, clasp your hands with your head bowed to pray wait for words to come out of your mouth? And when nothing come you immediately race through your mind to sweep words into bin and ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 20: The Secret of Simultaneous Reading
July 5th, 2016
We’ve been talking about the secret place all summer, and we were bound to make it to actually reading the Bible eventually. And here we are. Take a deep breath. It doesn’t have to be scary. I don’t t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 19: The Secret of Meditation
July 5th, 2016
Do you ever get frustrated when reading the Bible? Do you spend days talking yourself into giving yourself to reading and then get frustrated after the first five minutes?Whether we know it or not, ev...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 18: The Secret of Journaling
June 27th, 2016
Location does not define the secret place. You can talk to God anywhere you’d like; you and God are alone together makes the place secret. And since it is just you and Him in the room, you are obligat...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 17: The Secret of Retreats
June 27th, 2016
My first thought when I went to read the chapter this week: Retreats? Easy! My mind immediately jumped to the people-filled retreats that we love to plan, but Sorge is talking about a very different t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 16: The Secret of Time
June 27th, 2016
One of the most common phrases I hear from my Christian friends (and myself) is, “I need to spend more time with God.” Depending on who the speaker is and what their relationship with God is like, thi...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 15: The Secret of Radiation Therapy
June 17th, 2016
When I am most tired to fight my most difficult sinful desires, I often ask God to drop an atomic bomb on them. The heat and force of the explosion would evaporate everything; and as the knockout blow...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 14: The Secret of Watching
June 17th, 2016
Anticipating Christ’s return sounds like a really lofty task. It sounds like something we hear theology lessons on but don’t actually practice. And to be honest, for most of us it is. Let’s strip away...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 13: What do we really believe about prayer?
June 17th, 2016
It is ironic that this chapter blog falls on a week when our world is devastated and confused about the horrific events that have unfolded in Orlando. Everywhere you look on the news, TV, or social me...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 12: The Secret of Humility
June 13th, 2016
We’ve reached the end of Week 4 now on our deliberately steady march through Sorge’s devotional. Reaching this marker might suggest the “dog days are over” and you can skip today’s Scripture reading, ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 11: The Secret of Violence
June 8th, 2016
Whenever I get to a particularly rough or apathetic patch with the Lord, my prayers are usually occupied by one resounding phrase: “Ugh, why.”In those moments (or in any moment really), it’s so easy t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 10: CONSUMED by Love for Jesus
June 7th, 2016
Write the prayer below on a notecard/sticky note, and place it somewhere where you can see it every day.Read it every day for the rest of the summer as a prayer over yourself.Then, wait and see what h...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 9: The Secret of No Plan B
June 3rd, 2016
Jesus’ hair covers His face as He falls to the ground. He’s breathing deeply, shaking in the darkness of night. Oh the pain, weighing down on every fiber of His being. His hands dug into the dirt, des...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 8: The Secret of Decision Making
June 1st, 2016
The essence of this chapter can be perfectly captured in two verses from Psalm 32.“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 7: How to hide in God
May 30th, 2016
As a child, I would run and hide when I was upset. I had two small closets in my bedroom, and whenever I wanted to cry, be alone, or hide from the world, I would run into one of those closets and shut...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 6: The Secret of Sowing
May 27th, 2016
Sorge believes that what stops most Christians from their proverbial “walk with the Lord” is their fear that God is not speaking to them. We’re impatient, and we’re shocked (shocked!) when nothing imm...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 5: The Secret of Rapid Repentance
May 25th, 2016
Sorge opens chapter 5 with a bold statement: “The only way to move forward in God is through repentance.” Repentance can look like acknowledging some wrong-doing, like snapping at your sloppy roommate...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 4: The Secret of Radical Obedience
May 23rd, 2016
Obedience. Everyone has different gut reaction when they hear this word; some people are filled with fear and anxiety because they do not want to miss God’s will, others become bitter because they do ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 3: The Secret of Listening
May 21st, 2016
Before we dive into Chapter 3, I want to thank God so, so much that we get to be in His presence. Think about it. The Lord–who split the Red Sea, who put a big, red superstorm on Jupiter and the most ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 2: The Secret of the Shut Door
May 18th, 2016
If you’re trekking with us so far, we’ve determined that having a personal, consistent time with the Lord is important. Simple enough. Yet somehow most of us get caught up in distractions and apathy t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 1: The Secret of Saying Yes
May 17th, 2016
This summer, Wesley Staff will be posting weekly blogs on the book Secrets of the Secret Place by Bob Sorge. We believe that, if you will give yourself to the content of SotSP, your personal relations...  Read More
by Devon McCoy