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Fellowship: The Secret Place

Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ. (EPHESIANS 2:5)

Fellowship with God ministers life to us. It renews us; it charges our batteries, so to speak. We are made strong through union and fellowship with God—strong enough to withstand the attacks of the enemy of our souls (see Ephesians 6:10–11).

When we are fellowshipping with God, we are in a secret place where we are protected from the enemy. Psalm 91:1 speaks of this place and tells us that those who dwell there will defeat every foe: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].”

I believe the secret place is God’s presence. When we are in His presence, fellowshipping with Him, we experience His peace. Satan simply does not know what to do with a believer who remains stable no matter what the circumstances may be. This is hard to do at times, but we draw strength for stability as we have communion and fellowship with God through His Spirit.

Fellowshipping with God takes time, but it is time well spent. It keeps you strong so you are not devastated by unexpected challenges. Proverbs 18:14 says, “The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble.” Don’t wait until you have trouble to get strong; stay strong!

God’s word for you today: No matter what you’re facing in life right now, through Christ you have the victory!


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