As a kid, there was a special place I loved to go. Many of you may think of places outside of the home, but mine was right in the center of my bedroom. I would take my old science project boards and the sheets from my bed to create my sacred fortress. I'd drag my Lion King sleeper bag, favorite snacks and books along for the stay. Truthfully, I could spend hours there undisturbed. You see, that was my safe place. I felt protected and hidden there. Even now as I think back to those days, I tear up at the level of comfort my fortress brought me. Looking back, it's quite possible that even God Himself was right there with me.
You may wonder why I'm bringing you down memory lane, but it's to paint the perfect picture in your mind. What was your safe place as a kid? Even now, I can sense the comfort arising in your heart. You felt hidden in that place right? It was like nothing or no one could come and get you from there. What if I told you that you have access to that same place right now? Would you believe me?
There is a place that when you go there, the Father Himself will conceal you from the attacks of the enemy. In this place you are surrounded by the glory of God, which covers you, comforts you and keeps your gaze focused on Him. It is in this place that miracles are released. That breakthroughs occur. That answers are given. And that healing happens. More importantly the enemy can't locate you here. Demons lose your scent!
What is this place you ask? This place is called worship. It is your worship that conceals you. It is your worship that attracts the presence of God, which brings His glory. And His glory has ALL that you need attached to it. What God wants to do in your life this season requires you to be in a concealed place! Find your place of worship and STAY THERE! Because it is there, where your water will break and that spiritual birthing will take place.
Worship. Worship. Worship.
"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter."
Proverbs 25:2 NKJV
"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."
Psalm 27:5 NKJV
"The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."
Isaiah 61:3 KJV
Song(s) Meditation: Place of Worship by Marvin Sapp
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
When you hear the word "fortress" what does this mean to you? How does the presence of God feel like a fortress to you? What will you do to create a continued atmosphere of worship around you?