Boundaries may be challenging to set and keep in place. However, they are important in order to shut-out all hindrances to our time alone with God. The scripture tells us to shut the door after we go into our room, and pray to our Father who is in the secret place. This shutting the door shows us we are to strongly shut-out some things in order to shut-in to meet our Heavenly Father.
In the secret place Father reveals Himself to us in intimate ways. When we shut the door to distraction, the door to revelation opens. The door needs to be completely shut. It cannot be open even a little bit. The more we know why we are shut in, the more we are able to shut things out. We can communicate with the Lord at all times, even in the midst of others or while doing other activities. However, there is something special about having a set place where we meet our Father for prayer. The scripture doesn’t read if we pray, but when we pray, signifying its importance; and we are expected to do it the way the passage indicates.
Our Father sees in secret and rewards us openly. There are some answers to prayers everyone can see that were petitioned in secret. It’s also what we do not voice with words, but with actions, that our Father sees just like our drawing nigh unto Him in the secret place. Let us shut-out to shut-in to meet our Father, from glory to glory!
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.”