Sacred secrets

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Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know

Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.


Yes, sacrets.

You did read that correctly. No, it’s not misspelled or a mistake of the mind or tongue (but I admit it does sound even more intriguing when said aloud in a strong Appalachian accent).

Sacrets are my name for sacred secrets. Sacrets are those gifts of fresh ideas from God’s Word the Holy Spirit plants in a mind and heart seeking truth. Those new connections between verses sparking neural pathways which light up a hope bright for new life. Those insights only seen by eyes fixed on Jesus with a gaze towards eternity.

Ecclesiastes tells me that there’s nothing new under the sun today. But I’m learning that when the Son of Righteousness realigns my view I see all things as new. And all things includes me. He tells that I am a new creation made in His Image for today and all the tomorrows of the not-yet (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).  

Yet sacrets don’t come from my dissecting Scripture to add in my perspectives, parables, or point of view. Rather, sacrets drop like falling stars into my thoughts after I’ve cleared my focus from everything less than loving Jesus with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. My Ph.D. or professorship doesn’t prepare me for finding sacrets; a childlike faith prompts me to sit at Jesus’ feet to know Him more.

And there the sacrets come…

When the sacrets come, they are gifts to be treasured. Sometimes sacrets are slowly unwrapped with marvel like taking a baby from his swaddling clothes to count each precious dimple, finger, and toe. Other times they explode all over with the hairs on my neck and arms standing straight up while the ordinary fades away. Yet, sacrets come every time with a special awareness. An awareness that I am the one given this sacret from the One Who spoke heaven, earth, and me into this moment for this purpose of caretaking creativity.  

Each sacret beautiful in its bright boldness breaching the gap to bring me closer to my Jesus.

Each sacret challenging to change me and draw me towards sanctification.                                       

Each sacret planting purpose deeper in the soil of my soul for the harvest of plentiful spiritual fruit for now and more persons for eternity.

Just like Mary treasuring up all these things in her heart and pondering them in Luke 2:19, I see sacrets as lovely gemstones on a black velvet background. Even though I’m not a trained jeweler chosen to make a necklace for a queen, I arrange and rearrange the words of these sacrets to share their beauty with others. All the while knowing that the black and white words filtered through me to the page will never compare with the intensity of the sacret-jewel glowing deep within my mind and heart in its original form. And at that, my eyes fill with yet another prayer that the Holy Spirit will take this offering of a secondhand sacret and polish it for another reader who will receive and revel in the grace in it.

To me, the only thing more beautiful than a shared sacret is our sitting together in salvation and sacrifice at our Savior’s feet. For there at His feet we receive even more grace, mercy, and faith to help us in our time of need and to grow us in His knowledge for wisdom in preparation of more sacrets to be received, treasured, and shared.

Matthew 7:8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened

Dear Father God,

Thank You for sacrets. Thank You that You speak truth to my inmost parts through the Holy Spirit. Please give me a humble heart to hear You. Please keep me close in so that I don’t miss any sacret You want to give.

In the strong Name of Jesus,


Dear sacret sharer,

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And if you’re looking for a Bible study book to encourage you in your quiet times and in your days, here’s a link where you can purchase Good Ground, Volume 1 directly from Northeastern Baptist Press:

If you’d like to do the Good Ground study with a group, discounts are available from Northeastern Baptist Press for bulk orders.

Good Ground, Volume 1 is also available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and other book distributors. 

Stay tuned for Good Ground, Volume 2 coming this Fall 2022, also from Northeastern Baptist Press! AND……there might be something else pretty neat for the Good Ground books coming right after that (also from Northeastern Baptist Press)……

Written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2022.

Published by Beth Madison

author, speaker, learner

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