Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Secret Place

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. - Matthew 6 v 6

We often make efforts to keep things secret. Mostly because we are not proud of many of the things in our secret world. We often go to great lengths to hide our habits, our thoughts or our misdeeds.

But why on earth would we hide something good. People need to know our good thoughts, acts or habits.

I think Jesus knows us only too well. Our hearts can take even spiritual disciplines and our "relationship" with God and turn it into a virtue. Somehow we can take our interactions with the creator of the universe and turn it into look at me.

My secret place, inside myself, is often filled with much of me. My reasoning, my thoughts, my fears, my doubt. Maybe its time to open the door to entertain Jesus in secret in my most secret place. My reward - I am changed!

“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.” ― C.S. Lewis


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