Shut the Door

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.- Mat. 6:6

When we proceed to shut the door to pray, distraction increases and disturbs our boundaries. Shutting-out worldly things helps us shut-in with our Heavenly Father. The more we know why we are shut in, the more we can shut distractions out. No one and nothing else, including our phone, can be in that meeting.

We can always communicate with the Lord, even amid others or while doing other activities. However, there is something special about having a set place where we meet our Father to communicate with Him. In the secret place, Father reveals Himself to us in intimate ways. Our Father sees in secret and rewards us openly. When we shut the door to distraction, the door to revelation opens.

If we don’t establish a personal connection with God, our prayers for others will lack fervency. Our public praise and prayers avail little, if never done in private. Father knows and hears our hearts. He sees our pursuit of His presence. What a blessing to encounter Him in our secret place, from glory to glory!


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