During this great season of change I have been obsessed with learning and knowing the ways of God. This is in response to the Scriptural truth, “They do always err in their heart; and they have not known My ways.” Of course I realize that the understanding of His ways is past our intellectual ability to comprehend. Yet we are instructed in the Bible to know His ways.
A child may not understand how his father drives a car, but the child knows enough to get in the car, sit in the seat, and then let his father take him where he said he would go. So is it the same with us knowing the ways God. God has instructed us to pray and then to obey what He tells us to do. This simple instruction is like you getting into God’s will (or car), and letting Him take you where He promised was your destination.
But there is a new and very important element in this process that God has been speaking to me about. And that is keeping God’s instructions to me secret ~ the destination, the car I’m traveling in, even telling my friends about the trip. I keep referring to the child-in-the-car example, because this also is very important to your prayers that God is answering for you. You must keep them secret (some of them for the rest of your life) so the enemy cannot steal the treasure from you.
I’ll put this in simple language. Whatever God speaks to you, only tell someone if God tells you to. If He blesses you with something, no matter what happens in your life, it is a blessing ~ and it is your blessing! That’s why every word that comes out of your mouth should be verified by an instruction from the Lord, never because your pride or your flesh opened your mouth. Remember that your mouth can cause your flesh to sin, so spiritual secrecy is extremely important. It is the power of the blessings of God.