Wednesday, May 8, 2013

lifewords "Secret Place" series 6 of 30

"In the day I called, You answered, and strengthened me with strength in my soul." Psalm 138:8 In the secret place of prayer are springs of refreshing, strength and victory.

One of the first things the Lord taught His disciples about the Kingdom is that God is not only our King but He is our Father. We know that we are to learn to live in continual abiding prayer relationship with the Lord, and how wonderful that is! But Jesus emphasizes that we must have a secret place, a special time of meeting with the Father if we are to live the life of the branch abiding in the vine.. In that private place, shut out from people, shut out from the clamor and business of our life, shut in with the Father, Jesus will teach us how to pray. That spot may be anywhere, it may change from day to day, but find a consistent place for quiet time in the Master's presence.

Remember Jesus' Words. "But you, when you pray, go into your room and close the door, and pray to your Father Who is in secret. And the Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly." Matthew 6:6.   He mentions the Father four times in these few verses regarding prayer.  Pray to the Father in secret, Your Father sees in secret, Your Father will reward you openly, Your Father knows what you need.


In the secret place is where we begin to know our Father intimately. Our amazing Father of love, who is in secret, wants to meet with us! He sees us, He will reward us openly. He will teach us to TRUST HIM with childlike faith and expectation. The secret place is our school of prayer and Jesus is our Teacher. He that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."Ask, and you shall receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7


I'm praying for YOU now! Amy

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