They can be difficult to find in this age of gadgets and schedules and noise, each clamoring for our attention.
There is a used to be a quote on my desk that told how the secrets of God were often whispered by angels and small children.
Now children have no formal training. They have no degrees. What they do have, before the distractions of life reach their minds, is a pure heart.
Psalm 51:6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Think of it. A wee little one nestled underneath its mother’s heart, safe from all of the outside influences. He hears his mother’s heartbeat. He knows that sound intimately. It is there in the quiet, that he is safest. He can sense his mother’s love for him there. His heart is pure and unblemished by sin.
Psalm 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
What a shock on that little system when it comes out into the reality of a cold, cold room. Full of noise and movement, no wonder he is born screaming!
From that point on, the memory of his mother’s heartbeat begins to retreat from his memory.
While it is true that we cannot go back into our mother’s womb and again feel the sense of safety we had there, we can do one better.
Isaiah 45:3 I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Our Father has given us the opportunity to feel safe again. We will be able to hear a soothing heartbeat again. This time is different in that the heartbeat we hear will be His.
Mark 6:31b he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
A problem lies here.
We either don’t know what He has made available to us or worse yet, we won’t receive it.
Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones all those God sends to her! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.
I strongly recommend that if you are one who won’t receive, that you re-evaluate, and give Him a chance.
Try Him for a month. Take Him for a spin.
See if you can indeed receive the peace that I’ve been speaking of.
For those of you, who don’t know Him, seek Him out. He so wants to love on you and give you rest from the noise in your life.
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Then, there are some of you who just forgot. You’ve been overcome by the cares of this world. You grew weary, and you forgot.
Return! Return to Him!
Chronicles 30:9c For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”
When we grow weary, and I say when, not if, then we need to speak to ourselves from God’s word. That is how He sustains us, and we regain our strength.
Psalm 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
So. Are you interested in hearing the heart beat of God?
Please enjoy the following music while you while you consider your next move.
Jon Thurlow – A Life That’s Worthy – Your Voice
More on the heart beat of God.
We’ll be exploring what that means, right here, in the future.
Until then remember – You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139 (NIV)
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.