Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues"
Psalm 31: 20
Here is one more blessed reason why our Lord Jesus wants us to be alive and active as His kingdom of priests, ministering in His presence, because God is able to purify us and keep us pure as we abide with Him "in the secret place of His presence." Without the "secret place of His presence" we are constantly bombarded with "the conspiracies of man" and "the strife of tongues."
In this world, and in this religious world too, the conspiracies of man and the strife of tongues are always present, demanding center stage, our attention, and our response even while ignoring our one true life in Jesus Christ. These things cannot help but corrode our pure faith, hope, love, and even our sensing of our gracious indwelling Savior, Jesus Christ. God desires to "hide" you "in the secret place of His presence" from these things so you may be refreshed in Him, strengthened in His presence, renewed in the wisdom and word of God, and reaffirmed in Him Who truly is our one and only way, truth and life.
The conspiracies of man and the strife of tongues can only bring you down, confuse you, and tie you up whereas "the secret place of His presence" will always lift you up, bring clarity, and set you free. Step into "the secret place of His presence" today and let God hide you in Himself from all that is harmful even while He blesses and refreshes you as you are blessing Him. Hallelujah!