Dan Sanchez
Minneapolis, MN

Lover of God, husband, father to THE princess and a cowboy, designer, code slinger, and mobilization director at Bethany Global University where I work to mobilize missionaries to take the church to where it is not.

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The Secret

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January 31, 2011
After years to searching for the secret ingredient to art/design that could change the world I found it was this: time spent in the secret place. In an earlier post about Bezalel (the one artist in th Bible) we discovered artistic anointing and power comes from drawing close to God often. He was close enough that his name literally translates to shadow of God. This is where every artist that wants to make more than nice pictures must dwell.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High; Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. -Pslam 91:1
God has been faithful to meet with me in that place that only He and I know about. Not one secret place is the same. I can’t see in to yours even if you tried to bring me there with you. It is a secret, but from there flows all good things.

Over the next 52 days I hope to read through a chapter a day of Bob Sorge’s Secrets of the Secret Place to learn how to more effectively go to that place and more importantly stay. Join me for a highlight of each days chapter and if this stirs your spirit I encourage you to buy this book to go through yourself. I can not think of a more vital book to read (besides the Bible).

Sorge describes the secret place best when he writes in chapter 1:

You’re tucked away in a quiet nook; the door is shut; you’re curled up in a comfortable position; the living Word of God is laid open before you; Jesus Himself stands at your side; the Holy Spirit is gently washing your heart; your love is awakened as you meditate upon the gracious words of His mouth; your spirit is ignited and your mind is renewed; you talk to Him; and He talks to you in the language of intimate friendship.

Dear God,
Help me to stay faithful to this place that I may draw close to you, your heart, your will and your love. That it may be said of me “he is a shadow of God”.

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