In the secret place of thunder is an experience of solid presence. When we enter into this place there is only this place. This place that is solid and also all encompassing. Here there is no shadow of turning. Here there is only you and the Lord. It is a secret place for no one else can enter except you. It is your secret place. As we are before the Lord in this way our soul is stilled into the largeness of being for here there is Oneness with all. All concerns we may have had are non existent, only that which is right and true is present here. Learn to enter into this place and know the real thunder of who you are!
INSTRUCTIONS ON ENTERING INTO THE SECRET PLACE OF THUNDER:
Stand or sit erect. Feel the invigoration of uprightness.
Consider the words, “the secret place of thunder,” reverently
Open to the awesome place of the all encompassing Presence of the Lord
Listen and know the thunder of what is true and right in You in Oneness.
According to the integrity of his heart. What beautiful words! As I consider what these words mean I consider my world in light of them. I am moved to think about how I feed those in my world with the integrity of my heart. The integrity that uprights myself, the integrity that has the best interests of others at heart and the integrity that has the interests of the Lord at heart. As I view these thoughts I find I am in a place that is filled with peace and ease. In a place that is fulfilling that has its own rhythm. A place that allows an infilling of my soul paused in this moment to let something of peace and ease express through me. Here I sense a synchronicity with divine order. Here there is a fullness and an interest to fulfill my divine commission. As I take this moment to receive and appreciate it I am further moved to view my day and my life for the purposes of letting this place of integrity expand on earth. Here I invite you to share with me in the wonderful graciousness of this space enjoying divine synchronicity being filled to overflowing. As we know this overflowing through ourselves we look out upon our words with blessing eyes. Here we bless our world. Let’s continue to know what it means to be in place feeding our world according to the integrity of our heart.
This verse is found in psalm 77 and it starts with a word about considering “the days of old, the years of ancient times.” As a note to this meditation these words got me thinking that if and when these words were written and to us I gather we think that when the psalms were written they were the ancient times. However, if back then when this psalm was written and the psalmist was referring to ancient times then when would they be referring to? This brought to mind the time referred to as the Garden of Eden before the fall of man. As it is referenced later in this psalm by the words “the years of the right hand of the most high.” The time when divine order actually reigned on earth. I found as this dawned in my awareness I have been intrigued how spiritual discoveries are found in the light of the words, “I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.”
I have been further drawn to consider the words “and my spirit made diligent search.” I have found as I meditate on these words they bring a greater sense of centering. I can see more clearly the spirits that present before my awareness in terms of seeing if they are destructive or constructive. From this awareness it has been easier to make more consistent choices to be aligned with that which increases the Name of the Lord on earth. Here are the essences and key to waxing strong in grace and stature.
I find this verse to be a heart catcher especially. I do notice I had talked about this verse last week. When I read it again in my considerations of the psalms I was again struck by the nature of its spirit. AND THEY THAT LOVE HIS NAME SHALL DWELL THEREIN. In considering these words I find myself entering into a spirit that is settling and very peaceful. A spirit that puts everything in perspective especially the things that may have been a challenge for us to handle. As we enter into this spirit the things we may have found ourselves reacting to or engendering the feelings of anger, demand and fear are dissipated. To acknowledge the gift of spirit that these words bring I find are worth repeating and considering. May we continue to wax strong in grace in stature as we abide in this love.
In the days when the psalms were written, “sacrifice” often meant slaughtering a living creature including birds, lambs, rams, bulls; even human sacrifice was practiced. Sacrifice has since come to mean something very different, such as enduring pain and suffering or giving up something one loves or loves to do. However, even in the psalms it is noted that God does not require that kind of sacrifice, but rather the sacrifice of a “contrite heart,” in other words, forgiveness, thankfulness, devotion, true humility and especially loving God and one another.
Insight #20 Healing Verses of the Psalms
Beautiful words that refresh our heart and mind. We only need to simply turn to them and know the newness they bring. These words are a gift as we know the invigoration and joy in receiving them.
Another word for hope is confidence. As we know to wait on the Lord, to wait upon the wisdom in knowing when to act and when to wait we increasingly know a confidence and trust that things will work out fine. Sometimes when we are challenged by a situation we may act frantically which makes the circumstance seem hopeless. If we remember just to upright our self and take a deep breath in orienting to honor the Lord in our expression we will find the “breath of life” sustaining us and giving us just enough patience to let wisdom be received into our heart and mind knowing a confidence that allows us to handle such moments with mastery.
Our steps are put in order as we listen to what those steps would be of the Lord. It is not a complicated thing to discern those steps for they are what we would do naturally anyway. When we are influenced by that which is not natural being prompted by such things as envy and dislike we find our steps are disordered. When we recognize the steps that are in character with the presence of the Lord such as those of joy, love and understanding and move accordingly we find that we are blessed. We find that it is a delight to live in this way.
As we do good regardless of our circumstances, in honoring the Lord, we come to know a trust. A trust that gives us the assurance that our needs for such things as food and shelter will be met. Even greater so we will know what it means to dwell in the land of the Lord. A land where we know a sense of fulfillment as we engage in the doings of our living.
We may seem to be afflicted at times seemingly with many. As we do turn to the Lord in coming to rest before him knowing in this stance all is well we do receive deliverance. Deliverance that is not nebulous rather very specific and concrete. We may find we are delivered by something we happen to read, or see or with someone we have a conversation with. Deliverance of the Lord can come in a multitude and a variety of ways. If we have turned to the Lord in knowing and acknowledging His presence wonders are at hand if we open our eyes to them. Yes, come to rest in the Lord and open your eyes to His blessings at hand.