A number of years ago, I was crying out to the Lord about the lack of fruit I was seeing after many years of labor in a particular area. Yeshua came to me and sweetly and simply said, If you waste your life on Me, I will build the house. Shortly after that encounter, I was worshipping when a small and very enthusiastic angel grabbed me by the hand and said to me, “Come on, let me show you how to accomplish much in the Secret Place.” We immediately approached a tiny, round door with beautiful, golden light streaming out from it. The light was so bright that I was blinded when I entered. The angel said, “Don’t worry. You’ll see soon. Your eyes will adjust to true reality. They have grown accustomed to a dim reflection.” Sure enough, I gradually began to see. Through the golden haze, I began to see people kneeling in prayer, tears streaming down their faces in a mixture of the ecstasy of His presence and the agony of feeling His heart. Others were sitting in chairs talking with Jesus. He manifested His omnipresence, as He was right there with all of them, holding their hands, looking in their eyes, conversing with them as friends. Everything was shrouded with this golden glory light. I knew by the Spirit that time was suspended in this place and that moments seemed like hours and hours like moments. And I knew that more was accomplished here than in millions of years of “heavy labor” on earth. It is laboring in the Secret Place that will keep you from exhaustion and burnout and that will birth your miracle into the earth.
Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion. Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs;
The early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; Each of them appears before God in Zion.
-Psalm 84:5-7, AMP
We see here that, when we find our strength in God, we go from strength to strength. But, in reality, we sometimes experience a crisis of strength in between.
David experienced a horrific trauma that brought him and his men to a place of complete emotional exhaustion, and he modeled for us the pathway back to strength… and victory. When he and his men were away at war, the Amalekites raided Ziklag, burning their homes and taking their families captive.
Then David and the men with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
-I Samuel 30:4-6, AMPC
The story had a happy ending. David strengthened himself in the Lord, ran to God for the strategy and ended up recovering everything.
Hebrews 11:11 tells us that Sarah “received strength” (dunamis or miracle power) to conceive her miracle. Strength is very important in your miracle manifesting process. And it is poured out from the Father….as you wait!
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
-Isaiah 40:31, NKJV
So, breathe in and receive His miracle-manifesting strength today. May you be encouraged and strengthened in your process, as you wait in the Secret Place… birthing your miracle from heaven to earth!