Our bodies are the temple of God and only if we are sanctified and set apart for Him can we dwell with Him in the "Most Holy Place" or the secret place within us; our spirit man.
Seek God and ask Him to reveal any idols and abominations which would prevent His Holy Spirit from filling us completely or prevent us from hearing His voice. Nothing is hidden from God.
"But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself." I Samuel 19:2
When your enemies encompass you about and seek to destroy your very soul, remember to find shelter in the secret place with God and abide there with Him. He is able to and He will sustain you.
"He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies." Psalm 18:11
As discussed in the Paradigm Shift - Part 2, the darkest of moments are oftentimes when we are closest to experiencing God's power. It is in the darkness where the great light shines forth even more. To quote that from that article again,
"Your emotional condition is not necessarily your heart condition. Allow this piercing of the heart, for out of the wound shall pour forth all that festers and infects you. Surrender it into My hands with genuine repentance, believe and I shall heal you; you shall have a new heart. I shall shine My light into the darkness, and shall shine light upon your heart. Then shall you see clearly; then shall you know my glory in the face of My Son."
"Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah." Psalms 81:7
If we are finding it hard to get answers from God, then perhaps we are not seeking for Him where He desires to meet with us, in the secret place. Make it a priority to dwell with God in the stillness of your spirit and find your rest in Him. Take time there, do not rush. He is our deliverer and He will never fail. He will replenish and restore us.
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1
In the shadow of God's wings we are protected; we are shielded from the heat of the day and we find a covert from the storm. In this refuge, we find God's mercies and thereby we can rejoice - even in the midst of calamity.
"My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it." Ezekiel 7:22
We cannot have fellowship with unrighteousness or darkness and still think to abide in the presence of God. His face He will turn from us. God is molding for Himself a Bride without spot or blemish and He will not accommodate a harlot. Do not seek friendship with nor acceptance by the world, but desire to be in the world while not of the world. Think it not some strange thing when the world rejects and mocks you; the servant is not above his Master.
"No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light." Luke 11:33
It does no good for us to have the light of God within and yet it is never seen by others around us. In fact, according to this text, such is improbable. If no light is being seen it is very likely that no light is present because everyone with such light takes pains to let it be seen so that others may be drawn to it.The following video and message was sent to me today as a means of encouragement and it is so beautiful & powerful that I am sharing it here so that others may be blessed.
When you get quiet time listen to the song, more specifically the lyrics. Be encouraged.
Sometimes we need to stop and shut down everything and simply rest at His feet. When we feel like we don't have the time to spend seeking intimate moments with Him is usually when we need to most. Moments being still and allowing our body, soul, and spirit to come unto subjection to His Holy Spirit brings a sense of strength, joy, and refreshment that we can never find anywhere or in anyone else. His presence alone is enough to fulfill us, even if He doesn't say a word.
We have to remind ourselves of the magnificent dichotomy of which He breaks us down while building us up, all with the same breath. Let Him restore your soul. Let His Spirit fill all empty rooms. Let His love burst through old wine sacks hidden in chambers of your heart so new ones are forced to form. And let Him consume all of your being so you can come to Him and remain in Him with childlike faith, which the world all too often tries to steal from us.