Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Secrets

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show His covenant. Psalm 25:6

Don’t you just love secrets - to know you have been trusted with something special that others are not privy to? As a mother I always tried to share a special secret with my children. That secret was that each of them was my favorite. When they got older and tried pulling the “I’m mom’s favorite card,” my secret was out. But, as any mother of multiple children knows, it is possible for each of your children to be your favorite - all at the same time. I find the same magic works with grandchildren as I tell each of mine that I love them best.

In conversation yesterday I hit upon a secret of God. It is a truth my head has known, but which I had not thought to apply to current circumstances. The legislator I work for is a man who chose to support a candidate who ran against the current speaker of the house. A frequent question I am asked is, “What do you think they will do to him because of that?”

Yesterday, almost as a throw away answer, I replied, “They can’t do anything to him. He serves at the will of God and will be successful regardless of where they place him.”

The guests in my office looked surprised at my response. Then, I realized the absolute truth in what I had said. (Yes, sometimes I even surprise myself.) It does not matter what position we hold, what committees we are assigned, what events we are invited to, or anything else. When we are on an assignment of God, our success or failure depends entirely upon our dependence on Him. That cannot be taken away from us by man.

If God is for you, what can man do to you? That, my friends is a great secret of God.

Oh, and I’m HIs favorite. (That’s our little secret.)

Lord, help us to walk in the understanding that You are for us. Nothing man can do will change that. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! That's interesting - your secret is mine too.

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