Do You Have a Shiloh?
My friend's routine was to get up before sunrise and go to the terrace of the home where she lived and spend an hour alone. One morning God spoke to her from 1 Samuel 3:21: "The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word."
Since that day, God has always given her a special place where she can be alone with God. She said, "Since that time, I've always found my Shiloh wherever I am. And there He reveals Himself to me through His words."
For a time she lived with others in a small home and slept in a room with several children. Yet, even there the Lord gave her a table at 5 in the morning to call her Shiloh.
Sometimes her Shiloh has been a path where she walked and listened to God.
One man's Shiloh has been his drive to work. During the 25 minute drive, he places beside him a prayer list and brings those names to the Lord as he drives.
A couple find they enjoy praying as they walk. Their path through their neighborhood has become their Shiloh.
It is always possible to find a Shiloh. Susanna Wesley had nineteen children, but even she found a Shiloh. She had no specific place for prayer, so at her chosen time to be alone with God she would take her apron and pull it over her face. Her children knew to never disturb their mother when she was praying in her apron.
The word Shiloh means "tranquil" or "place of rest" and comes from a word that is used of one who enjoys security and prosperity-a great description of our spiritual lives when we do not neglect finding a time and place to meet with God.
Dear Lord, thank You for the joys of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High-my shiloh.
"I will meet you and speak to you...and the place will be consecrated by my glory" (Exodus 29:42, 43).
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1 NKJV).