“I Make Myself Known”

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‘I Make Myself Known’ By Kirk Hunt

 

Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.

Numbers 12:6 NKJV

 

Moses and God had face-to-Shekinah conversations. Moses had no means of compelling God to reveal Himself to a mere mortal. God chose to make Himself known to Moses.

 

Revelation and illumination are not common, but they are not reserved for an elite few. Hard work and dedication can get you some of the way there. In the end, God chooses.

 

Verse 7 records God saying, “My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.” Faithfulness is a choice made by mere men and women who want to draw closer to God. No one, except you, can interfere with how well, or badly, you live before God.

 

The deeper things of God are not revealed through some secret formula or elite ritual. The candidate pool is drawn from ordinary men and women who seek Him out of simple love and unfeigned devotion. Robes and secret handshakes are far more hindrance than help in finding Him.

 

Do not make it harder or more complicated than needed. He chooses who to envelop with His glory-cloud. Let your quiet faithfulness and absolute sincerity testify for you before His throne.

 

Think:             Faithful men and women tend to be chosen by God for deeper revelation.

 

Pray:              “Father-God, I thank You for the revelation of Your Word and Spirit.”

 

Copyright © May 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

His Secret Place

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His Secret Place By Kirk Hunt

 

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1 NKJV

 

Have you ever wondered, where and what is God’s secret place? My only explanation is my experience there. I am quick to go to that place of safety and protection, since it is as close as a prayer from where I stand.

 

The Hebrew word cether means “cover” or “hiding place.” To dwell in His secret place is to be protected, and possibly undetected, by the adversities of life. There, under His influence and sway, the hard and harsh of life must stand back. And it is possible you cannot be seen at all.

 

Life in the real world is not always easy or pleasant. Even for God’s people. Still, we can step out of the heat and clamor, and into the cool and quiet of God.

 

You will have to go back out there. You will eventually have to face your circumstances, using the strength that God gives. Still, for a minute or three, you can be at rest in the security that only God can offer.

 

His secret place is sanctuary, rest and security for His people. There, under His influence and power, you can be at rest from the tasks and travails of your life. Only God can provide so complete a hidden sanctuary, in plain sight.

 

Think:             His secret place of protection and safety is only a prayer away.

 

Pray:             “Father-God, I thank You for Your place of sanctuary for me.”

 

 

Copyright © May 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

Go To Him

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Go To Him By Kirk Hunt

 

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 NKJV

 

This simple and absolute promise seems too easy.  Show up where Jesus is and I get relief?  That’s it? 

 

We keep thinking there’s a catch.  There must be more to it than that.  Sometimes, we re-read the verse looking for all of the missing clauses and conditions.  Somebody must have left something out.

 

You probably need His rest more than you know.  Ask around.  Listen graciously.

 

I must confess there is usually a big obstacle.  I knew it.  You have to be obedient and present yourself to Him.  Me?

 

He loves you.  Just the way you are.  He’s asking for you.  Go to Him.

 

Rest is different from release.  The weight in your pack will remain the same.  What will change is your ability to carry the load.  Your attitude and spirit will become transformed.

 

Christian men and women work hard.  Often, harder than unbelievers, yet we live under the same conditions as the unredeemed.  The difference is our response.  We reply through His grace and in His joy.

 

Maybe you are doing too much.  It could be you are pursuing the wrong goal.  Perhaps you have the wrong attitude about the entire affair.  Go to Him.

 

His Love reaches out to you.  His Joy will restore you.  His Presence will give you rest, heavy pack and all.

 

Think:             He promises me rest.  I should take Him up on His promise.

 

Pray:               “Father-God, help me to rest in You, per Your promises.”

 

 

Copyright © May 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

Take Him Or Her On Faith

Take Him Or Her On Faith By Kirk Hunt

 

If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me.

Philemon 1:17 NKJV

 

Philemon looked from Paul’s letter to Onesimus’ face. Paul, who may have still had a negative reputation among some Christians, asked his Gospel son to take in a Gospel brother. On faith alone, Paul asked Philemon to simply accept and forgive the man who robbed him.

 

Philemon is arguably the most communication in Scripture. Paul sends Onesimus, an escaped slave, back home to Philemon, his owner. It is implied in the epistle, though not explicit, that Onesimus stole something during his escape.

 

Paul had to trust Onesimus to go back to his owner. Philemon had to trust Paul’s judgment and Onesimus’ change in character. Onesimus had to trust Paul’s judgment and Philemon’s generous and forgiving character. Do you see the thread?

 

Somewhere or sometime during your Christian walk, you will need to take someone on faith. You will have to trust that they are who they say they are, now. No matter what you feel, remember or see.

 

The most calculated judgments always carry a risk. You can never know for certain that it is really different now. You will have to take the chance that the words and character match and are real. You will have to open your arms, and heart, on faith alone.

 

Think:             Only faith with serve for some actions.

 

Pray:             “Father-God, help me to have faith in Your people, not just You.”

 

 

Copyright © April 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.