God wants us to come to Him and abide under His shadow because it is a place of expectation and consolation. It is a place ripe with the potential of hope and promise. It is an inward retreat from outward disappointments. The secret place of shelter is a place of safety from spiritual evil.
Satan has dubbed many people into taking the wrong definition of full-life. People spend their lifetimes lunging for the gold which they think will bring fulfillment and purpose only to find when they get there they are empty. Gusto living is about abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. For when we abide in His shadow we have a place of refuge and eternal peace. Gusto living can only be found in Jesus and in His church.