Locations 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 obligated to act both as conversationalist and secretary. You must write, you must journal.
Sorge writes, “He was kind enough to enlighten me with His truth, and now I must be a careful steward of that entrustment by retaining it, meditating upon it, and considering how that truth must impact how I live.”
So be it. Knowledge from God has to be one of the greatest gifts given besides Himself. In your conversations with Jesus you learn how He acts and how He talks. My personal example is, whenever I am angry with a certain person or maybe God Himself, He has the ability to calm me down–or totally destroy my logic for anger–by asking rhetorical questions. They stop in right in my track.
Since knowledge is a gift, we are obligated to preserve that gift. God is trusting you with His knowledge. In your secret place you need to write down what He tells you. And, you need to read what you wrote. Read what you wrote yesterday and read what you wrote last year, too!
There are two passages in Scripture that may help you understand the necessity to record and review what happens in your secret place. In Luke 12 Jesus tells His disciples in terms of masters delegating responsibilities to their servants, “Everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the move”. And in Mark 4 after He finishes the parable of the four soils He says, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
It’s a double-edged sword then, having the privilege to have conversations with God. For if you refuse to learn who God is will lose what you have–to that end I wish not to ask what that would actually be–and if you receive God’s knowledge for you, you are expected to give more of yourself to God. But also if you receive the truth from Him–ranging from who He is to who you are to a quick revelation about the sky or literature, whatever–more will be given to you. It can easy to forget this but our Lord and Savior wants to lavish His love on us (1 John 3)!
Sam Darby, connect