Monday, May 6, 2013

lifewords The Secret Place (4 of 30)

Good morning.


Remember how much you are loved by our Lord today! Psalm 31:4 says that we are to be of good courage! He will strengthen us as we put our hope in Him. This "lifewords"series focuses on the "secret place" of prayer Jesus speaks of in Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." Jesus spent much time in prayer with the Father. He continues to pray for us in heaven even now! Isn't it wonderful that you can pray to your Father, ask of Him and expect to receive according to His wisdom and His Word? We can begin our days in the secret place of prayer and continue throughout the day.


Ephesians 5:15 says that we are to walk "circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is." We know for sure from M66 that God's will for us is to pray in the "secret place". His will, His instructions, His charge to us is to pray in secret. He will reward us. In the secret place, the Holy Spirit will teach you how to pray. He will give you a clear understanding of His will. As you meet with Him you will discover His presence, be transformed by His love, receive strength and joy, and He will show you how to pray according to His will. You will continue to decrease and His presence will increase in your life. The love of God will fuel your praying and your faith will soar as you become excellent in praying according to God's Word. On top of that, He will reward you openly!


This "secret place" life is available to every believer. We get to choose. I believe we can have as much of God's presence and will in our lives as we want, to the degree we will spent time with Him in secret!

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