Hiddenness is one of the most exciting disciplines that we can learn in the realm of the Spirit. When you learn how to access it and live in it, suddenly everything makes sense forever. Everything falls to you. All the things which come against you only enable you to go deeper into God, because you have learned the discipline of living in His presence.
A man involved in hiddenness, looking for meaning, is a delight to the Lord.
Isaiah understood God’s ways and all his attention was upon God and what He would do. Therefore, understanding hiddenness will train us how to determine the “windows of the soul”—those moments when we perceive what is happening in the spiritual realm.
There is a wealth of revelation and understanding that God wants to pour into your spirit. Sometimes we become so weary of struggling through the Christian life because we don’t know how to replenish ourselves in the Spirit. The discipline of hiddenness will enable you to recover, restore your soul, renew your mind and refresh your spirit.
For me, coming into that place of hiddenness has been one of my greatest joys and blessings, and one of the reasons why, to a degree, I’ve perfected the art of bouncing back in life. I know that I can defeat the devil just by ignoring him, by retreating into my spirit and just doing business with God. Living in that place where God wants us to be, no matter what the enemy throws at us, will only make us stronger. We come out of our hidden place with greater revelation than we had when we entered it. It is the key to the place of power and significance in the Spirit.
–an excerpt from Hiddenness & Manifestation
Practice the Joy of Hiddenness
Think of three people around your life at this time, including:
- A person you do not know well
- A person you find it difficult to relate to
- A person with whom you are very familiar, but with whom you need to take your relationship to a new depth
From a place of hiddenness, close to the heart of God, ask for wisdom to see each person the way that God sees them. According to Philippians 4:8:
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise-worthy — meditate on these things.”
Write a card to each of them providing specific encouragement as you declare to them how the Lord sees them.
Graham explores hiddenness at an even deeper level throughout his book, Hiddenness & Manifestation. If you’ve ever wondered what it means when you can’t hear God, or have felt unsure by His quietness, this book can be an invaluable tool in learning the intentions of the Father in all seasons of your journey. Pick up a copy today!