I was looking at the3 book “the secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Some verses came to mind.
Colossians 2:2-5 (The Message) 2-4″I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery!
I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries,
or “the Secret.”
5I’m a long way off, true, and you may never lay eyes on me, but believe me, I’m on your side, right beside you. I am delighted to hear of the careful and orderly ways you conduct your affairs, and impressed with the solid substance of your faith in Christ.”
The secret is “Christ in you,” the hope of glory. This is much more than the book “the secret” promises. That book looks at using faith to get what you want. I am sure that some of that works, faith does work, but its a small part of the picture that God has for CHRISTians.
He wants us to have Christ in us. The living God in us. God with us. A relationship. Its much more than just getting what we want. It is a person. Another being. Gods extension of himself in his son to live within us. A marriage of God and man. Letting yourself get swept up into using faith to get what you want while ignoring Christ will be in for disappointment at some time. Stuff if fun but you need to be in a relationship wit5h the living God. God has choosen to make that connection with us through Christ. Don’t find out the secret of using faith to get what you want and miss meeting the designer of the whole faith system. If your into faith without Christ you are bound to meet some very unhealthy spirits along the way of getting what you want. Why settle for a crumb. Yes faith works. Its Gods system. However God wants you to meet him as well.
“But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ,
won’t know what we’re talking about. (the real secret)
But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!”
Romans 8:8-10 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)
The secret is more than just getting what you want in life. Its living with God becoming one with him in spirit. Its a marriage.