It is God's secret place!
 
"You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place; carefully, shaping me from nothing to something." ~Psalm 139:15, Passion Translation
 
Hello y'all! Thank you to those that have offered prayers and comments on this amazing new transformation God is doing in my life. Many of you, too, are feeling God tugging you and orchestrating changes in your lives as well. When I read this Passion version of Psalms 139 this scripture above encompassed several of the past notes into one scripture. But then another new revelation was shown to me that I felt led to share. 
 
A few weeks ago, I talked about one of the names of God, Elohim, the God who creates something out of nothing- the God who creates order out of chaos and the God who made the universe out of nothing! (Read blog here: http://www.lainelawsoncraft.com/blog/70-god-created-you) Which then led us to the question, do we trust God that He has our lives planned, our days orchestrated and numbered-- no matter what our circumstances may look like? We are reminded again in today's verse that God is Elohim, He even made us out of nothing to make us something! Then the next part of the scripture is what really hit me. It says, "in the secret place." Some translations call this, "in the darkness." Then today's encouragement hit me!
 
As I shared last week, God has had me in a John 12:24 season where I have buried everything I am into the ground. Man oh man some days it is so dark. Some days I can't see where I am going or even imagine coming out alive! But God! When I saw this secret place reference God showed me that what we think is a dark time or season is really His way to get us into His secret place! WHOA! What a perspective change. I know many of you are in a dark season today. What I want to tell you is that when we change our view of the dark place into our secret place with God- EVERYTHING changes. Now I cherish the darkness. Now I am no longer afraid. I realize that just maybe God has me here so that He has my complete and full attention! Now He can really begin a new work in me. I am not just conforming but TRANSFORMING into what He truly designed and created me to be!
 
The rest of the scripture shares, "carefully, skillfully shaping me." That's it, sweet friends! The enemy tells us we deserve the darkness,  the devil frightens us in the darkness, and the enemy shames us in the darkness. TODAY I declare that your dark season is really just another way that God loves you so much that He is with you and meets you in this secret place to love on you and transform you! What may seem hopeless or has left you desperate and separated from God is really where He is creating something out of what appears to be nothing! God loves remaking and doing what man calls impossible possible!
 
My challenge this week is: if you are in a dark season take HOPE in today's word from God. He made you with His own hands. He loves you because YOU are His daughter. God loves to meet us in the secret places where He can become our everything and our trust is solely in Him. Tell the devil He is a liar and that God is shaping you and reforming you from nothing to something! Then run into God's arms in this dark season and allow God to orchestrate everything He needs to do and know that He will bring you into the light as a beautiful new creation made in His image inside and out! You will have victory! You will have better days and brighter seasons! And just remember, when faced with another dark season, it is God's secret place where only He can meet you and make something out of nothing just for you - His beloved daughter! 
 
I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,
 

Laine Lawson Craft
 
 
 
 

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