Would you like to hear a Secret

I was very blessed by a scripture that was shared on the radio this morning, and would like to share with you.

Jeremiah 33: 3 “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”

Footnotes ” God assured Jeremiah that he had only to ask God and God would answer (see also Psalm 145: 18, Isaiah 58:18,
Matthew 7:7). God is ready to answer our prayers, but we must ask for his assistance. Surely God could take care of our needs without our asking. But when we ask, we are acknowledging that he alone is God and that we cannot accomplish in our own strength all that is his domain to do. When we ask, we must humble ourselves, lay aside our willfulness and worry, and determine to obey him.”

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10 thoughts on “Would you like to hear a Secret

  1. Needles, thanks for this very timely encouragement.

    Jeremiah 33: 3 “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”

    Today, right after reading the above scripture that you encouraged us with I got a call from one of our lilies in distress. She was traveling to the Washington DC area and had about 15 hrs. to go when her little Pomeranian just died right on the sidewalk. They were in a strange city, making a major move and then to lose their pet was heartbreaking.

    In times like this it is difficult to think what to do but God has an answer for all things when we call on Him. And, Rena and I and others called on Him and He did answer us.

    I am so glad that you, Needles, had taken the time to listen to the radio and the minister had and then you had and then we had just the scripture we needed for the moment.

    How Big and Merciful is Our God! Thank you Tammy for caring, loving and sharing. You are a real communicator.

  2. It’s true that the secret things belong to the LORD but HE will share them with us if we will sit still long enough for HIM to whisper them in our ear.
    It is so very sad about our little Pomeranian friend, Teddy. As lovers of dogs our hearts go out to Rena and her family over the jolly little tyke who brought a lot of happiness and joy to Rena. This would be one of those times that we run to the LORD and let Him minister to us….a time of sadness.
    He has many secrets that He wants to communicate in such a time as this. I love the following scripture and I think it pertinent to this website…
    “My BELOVED is mine and I am HIS. He feedeth among the LILIES” (Song 2:16) If we allow the GOOD SHEPHERD to pasture His flocks among us…Oh, what mysteries HE will reveal to us!

  3. Thanks for sharing these scriptures and thoughts, Needles. Your footnotes made it so clear how this is a conditional promise…God saying I will tell you if you ask Me. You suggested we read Ps 145:18 and I saw that God had a conditional promise there as well. He would be near to all who call upon Him but they have to call upon Him in truth. Reading further into vs 19 I saw another conditional promise:that He would fulfill the desire of those who fear Him and that He would hear their cry and save them. That led me to read Ps 25:14…”the secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him”. Sara’s comment illustrates your blog so well: Rena having a need, and Sara and she humbly crying out in truth believing that God would be true to answer their call and reveal His secret (secret meaning:kept from knowledge or view);and then God revealing the knowledge to them to know what to do. How encouraging it is to read the Daily Lily!

  4. Proverbs 8:17b “Those who search for me (or seek me diligently) shall surely find me.”

    This scripture is referring to God’s wisdom, So interesting to me in vs.1-4,… tells us that wisdom cries out, understanding lifts up her voice, on top of a high hill, gates at the entry of the city, entrance of doors, and other places as well.

    This gives me a clue on how Jeremiah 33:3 works. Get the secret (God’s Wisdom and understanding of your situation).

    a)ask God,
    b)get wisdom and understanding
    c)and then go about doing what you have been told and watch how you maneuver through-out your day.

    I like MG’s comment (Song 2:16) that He is among the lilies.) I know that God is among and active engaging with “The Daily Lily.”

  5. “lay aside our willfulness and worry, and determine to obey him.”

    I had to comment again. Comment on the comment from the footnotes on Jer. 33:3 as Needles posted.

    Now the words go from poetic, fact and thought to communication. The fact got through. One must not worry and not insert their way (a word here or there, a look, being untimely, etc.) and follow the instructions in the secret-OBEY!

    OOPS! Might be harder than the original thought-fact!

  6. Needles, when I read the sentence that said”ask me and I will tell you about remarkable secrets you do not know of things to come”..I thought of Sara…God had for this Year given a word in our church  and told us *to speak out, speak forth, and be bold and to watch the activity that came from our mouths ..to watch our words…and He said to listen for He would speak…..In Ephesians 6;19 it says…verse 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak….(Wow it’s something to see it in action!) Thank you, Tammy for sharing and Sara also for sharing…it causes one to see…really see…the results of obedience…..DJ…..(*word through S)

  7. I was thinking that pure communication…a thorough “getting through”, so to speak is likened to COMMUNION , that which Jesus Himself instituted before He left for His throne in Heaven,(Luke 22); that which is the divine “communication” the Divine Covenant, that point of contact between the spirit of man in a fleshly temple and the SPIRIT of the Living GOD, in a physical act of partaking. AND even greater is the manner in which it is to be partaken of, encompassing a whole COMMUNITY of believers…to ‘receive Communion’ is to partake with our fellow believers in the physical and with the saints in Heaven, our cloud of witnesses, in the Spirit.
    That is….”the COMMUNION (and the COMMUNING) of Saints”.

  8. Reading the above comments helps in understanding Jeremiah 33:3. God is so good to share His secrets with us. Matt 7:7 exhorts us to: “Ask and it shall be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” This sounds like a diligent, obedient pursuit to find the secret. And God gives good things to those who ask Him in this way.(Matt 7:11)

  9. Jonah 2:1-9 “Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish. 2He said,”I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and Lord, you heard me!3 You threw me into the ocean depths, and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild stormy waves. 4 Then I said,’O Lord, you have driven me from your presence. Yet I will look once more toward your holy Temple.’ 5 “I sank beneath the waves, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head. 6 I sank down to the very roots of the mountains, I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death! 7As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple. 8 Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies. 9 But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.” (FOOTNOTES This is a prayer of thanksgiving, not a prayer for deliverance. Jonah was simply thankful that he had not drowned. He was delivered in a most spectacular way and was overwhelmed that he had escaped certain death. Even from inside the fish, Jonah’s prayer was heard by God. We can pray anywhere and at any time, and God will hear us. Your sin is never too great, your predicament never too difficult, for God.) Psalm 6:9 ” The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.” Psalm 34:4-8 “4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. 6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. 7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” God hears our prayers and he will answer them even in our darkest hour. Thank you Lord for hearing and answering our prayers.

  10. Thanks for all these wonderful comments. Chickenfarmer, yes, thank goodness God hears our prayers. I spoke to a wise women in the Lord about twenty years ago. She told me that praying is like riding a bicycle. We pray along our journey (road), but suddenly the road takes a steep curve. She said that a lot of people give up right at the curve when they ought to press in to pedaling (PRAYING) a little harder for just around the corner you can see your answer. I have held on to this and everytime I have felt like giving up, I think I’m I at the curve in the road, I can’t give up now, so press in harder in prayer. Those words have given me a lot of HOPE to continually press or focus harder in prayer. Also, often we want to make that turn as quick as possible and God’s timing is not our timing, but it is PERFECT for all the people He is touching as a result of the prayer. (POST SCRIPT: After twenty years of prayer to return home, I’m HOME!)

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