Posts with the tag “the-secret-place”

The Significance of the Secret Place with God
March 18th, 2019
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Secret Place
September 13th, 2018
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lord in His presence all the days of my life,To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and meditate in His temp...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
My Secret Place
September 13th, 2018
 Imagine yourself, sitting on the porch of a tiny cabin that’s kind of old but still miraculously in pristine condition.  This cabin is nestled in between two mountains covered by the most green grass...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
God's Love Languages
August 31st, 2018
Loving God is not possible without Jesus. For some of you that may be a blatantly obvious truth, but even if so I want you to consider that statement for a second.Loving God is not possible without Je...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 25
July 10th, 2018
“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfu...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Prayer Rooms
October 3rd, 2016
Ever been in the prayer chapel when your peaceful moment of solitude was completely interrupted by a loud horde of people taking over what moments ago felt like your secret place? If you’re anything l...  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 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 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 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 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