by Joshua Hoffert
To be hidden in God is to be hidden from the praise and approval of man. God will take you through seasons of hiddenness to reveal what is hidden in the depths of your heart. In hiddenness we learn to lean upon God and trust in his sustaining presence. In hiddenness, we learn not to lean on man’s approval, but on intimacy with the one who created us.
“But those who are sent from God, do not want to go away from their quiet, knowing that through it they have obtained the divine power; but in order not to disobey the Creator, they go for the spiritual edification of men, in imitation of Him.” Abba Ammonas
In silence and solitude, you learn to hear the thoughts of your heart, and present them to God. Silence is difficult because most of us are either totally unaware or deathly afraid of our own internal life. But we must come to grips with all that is within our interior life in order to enter into the depths of God’s heart. God desires to take us deeper, but our hearts remain restlessly opposed to true intimacy.
In this teaching, Joshua Hoffert shares how God will lead us through seasons of hiddenness to develop sensitivity to the movement of the Spirit in your heart.