The private place holds the secret to real public success.
“I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63.2,3
Isn’t it is interesting that a quiet place is where we would see God’s power and glory. Today, power and glory aren’t often equated with quiet, out of the public eye, places.
It makes a strong argument for spending time in the sanctuary, doesn’t it? That quiet place where we enjoy personal communion with God is our sanctuary. It is there that those who are willing to sense their powerlessness can spend time in the presence of the powerful One. It is there in that quiet place that the profound sense of His glory, all the things that make Him great, can penetrate the everyday sense of our vulnerability.
Maybe that is why the Psalmist is moved to declare, “Your love is better than life.” The secret to his own strengthening and encouragement and the victories that followed, was not to be found in the arena of daily activity, but in the rest and communion of daily sanctuary.