“Do you want to hear a secret?” 
I love for someone to tell me a secret. It isn’t about the secret as much as it is the fact that someone knows me well enough and trust me enough to tell me something that’s very important to them. I’m not talking about the secret that turns out to be gossip about another person, but something a dear friend has told me because they’ve found me trustworthy and faithful.
God has secrets. Deuteronomy 29:29 says “The secret things belong to the Lord our God . . .” (NIV). Does He want to keep these secrets to Himself? Absolutely not. We see in Psa. 25:14 “The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, . . .” (Amp. Bible). The Lord wants to confide in us but just as we have to be worthy of a friend’s trust, we have to be worthy of God’s trust. Would you tell your secrets to just anyone? No, and neither will God.
Want to know God’s secrets?
  • Spend time with Him, talk to Him in prayer and in quiet moments.
  • Get to know Him by reading the Bible.
  • Listen to Him as He speaks to you in whispers, through people, and through His Words.
  • Be faithful in the things He prompts you to do, or say.

An intimate friendship develops over time and it’s the same with our Heavenly Father. As you get to know Him and realize how majestic, awesome, faithful, long-suffering, and loving He is, you will begin to give Him the worship and reverence He deserves. This is the fear that is mentioned in Psa. 25:14. Not an unhealthy fear but one in which we realize that He is the creator of all! Yes He is all this, but He is also the One who wants to get to know you! And when He does, one day He will lean over towards you and whisper in your heart and ask . . . “Do you want to hear a secret?”


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Beth Fortune

Beth has a passion for God's Word. Through her writing and speaking she allows the heartbeat of the Father to flow through her words. As an award-winning writer she’s a contributing writer with Christian Devotions and has had stories published in two "Chicken Soup For the Soul Book" Series in addition to other anthologies. Some of her articles have been published in Focus on Family’s "Thriving Family" magazine and Dr. Charles Stanley’s "In Touch" magazine. With a degree in Ornamental Horticulture she loves gardening and enjoys giving gardening talks to churches, schools, and community groups but her real enjoyment comes from sharing God's truths and encouraging others. She and her husband live in Mauldin, SC where they are in a season of caregiving for her father-in-law in the home. A diffiult season, but one in which God continues to show His grace. You can visit her at

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  1. Great post, Beth! I love that our heavenly Father wants us to know Him, His ways and desires for us. He’s not up in the clouds watching from afar. He is intimately acquainted with us and your suggestions above certainly help me to draw closer to Him as well.

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