Where Are You Sitting?
Every activity of man encompasses these four positions: walking, standing, sitting or lying to sleep or rest. Just as we do these activities physically, we also carry them out spiritually. The context in which these activities occur spiritually affects the outcome of what we do in the physical. No wonder the Bible tells us: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful…” (Psalm 1:1). Concerning lying down to sleep or rest, Samson laid his head to rest on the wrong lap and he was overpowered, which eventually led to his death. However, for our discussion today, we will be looking at sitting. As the year begins with all manner of resolutions and races, Heaven admonishes us to be mindful of where we sit. Where we sit determines the manner of instructions we will receive, which ultimately affects how we live. As we walk in this New Year and await His return, the Bible tells us: “He that sits in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). Only in that position can instructions that will change a man’s life will be released to him. The Bible equally tells us that when Christ went up the mountain, those that want to follow Him, climbed up the mountain after Him and sat at His feet. After they sat, He began to teach them deep things about the Kingdom that were not given to those that were in the valley below.
Beloved, as the year unfolds, we need to hear His instructions to make a success of the year in our lives. It is important therefore, to mind where we are seated so as not to hear and run with instructions that didn't come from the mouth of the Lord: “But He answered , ‘It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4). Mary sat in this position when her sister came against her, the Lord defended her. This means it is not only a position of instruction and revelation, it is equally a position of protection and power. The place you receive instruction and inspiration is actually where you are seated. According to Psalm 1, the reason men can sit amongst mockers or the scornful is because they are sitting in a place that is not of God. Beloved, no man sitting in the secret place of God will mock the things of God. If mocking the things of God comes easily to you, you are actually sitting in an unauthorized place. When you teach and twist the Word of God, to fall in with your vision or actions, or you excuse your wrong actions or attitude by claiming Grace, something is not right with where you are seated.
Finally, as you start drawing road maps for your life to run the races you earmarked for yourself, please understand that the road map of your life is not hidden somewhere in your heart. If it were, we would be greatly deceived: “The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick – who can understand it” (Jeremiah 17:9)? Rather the road map of your life for this year is in the Lord’s hand: “Your eyes saw me when I was formless, all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began” (Psalm 139:16). Every instruction, direction and counsel you need to live a life that is filled with joy and abundance is situated in Him: "I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel" (Psalm 32:8). However, it can only be accessed and released to you as you sit at His feet, the secret place! God bless you as you determine to sit and remain in the secret place of the Most High God.