Your Secret Time
“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you" (Matthew 6:6).
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus advised us to spend quiet time with God each day. In fact, He not only suggested that this time be private, He actually used the word secret.
Some people take this verse so literally that they say you should never pray in public, but that’s not what Jesus was talking about. He was talking about the spirit of prayer. He was talking about having time alone to pray to God and not be showy about it.
Why did Jesus place such emphasis on this? Why is it so important? Because Christianity is a relationship. And in any meaningful relationship, we need time with the other person, to talk and to listen, to communicate, to share our lives together.
Make it your daily priority to have a quiet time with God. These meaningful moments alone with your heavenly Father are your opportunity to grow your relationship with your Lord. What happens with the Lord in secret will be a blessing to others in public.