“BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER, WHO IS UNSEEN. THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU.” ~ Matthew 6:6
LORD, how I love you, how I love your WORD!
Thank you so much for Your instruction, which is beautiful. You say to “shut the door.” This is sacred – good and holy, keeping all of the distractions away, uniting us – closer – deeper – granting wisdom and understanding, along with guidance and then peace.
Just what I need, what I yearn for – a closeness with You, your people – with me. I am blessed by Your love for me, Your desire is woven into me by Your creative hand, to be close – so close that there are no gaps – no room for wedges.
This is the place – the “closed door place” where I come to You, sometimes crawling on my hands and knees in desperation – thirsty and parched in great need, great pain – even great fears – with worry and needing Your wisdom, direction, comfort and peace that only You can provide.
Other times I come for prayer for the many needs of others, beseeching You to hear me for the sake of their needs and You listen – I trust. I trust. I trust.
Sometimes I simply come to glorify You, to praise you for who You are, for the miracles done in the lives of other and in my own life. To sing praises for my dear husband and my daughters and my sons-in-law, for my grands!
I thank you that you invite me to come to you and shut the doors to the outside world and open your heavenly doors, granting me the ability to enter into Your throne room! Though your physical presence is “unseen” I still see You!
I see you in others working miracles, I see you in Your creation of the earth! I see You in all of your people, in all of the various flowers and trees and butterfly’s and moths and insects and animals and sunsets and sunrises – in the clouds – in the smiles, in the eyes of humans – in the eyes of cats and dogs… I see you God – I love what I see.
I FEEL your presence, I experience you. I feel your love.
I experience your heart, your joy, your laughter, as well as your pain. Though I am aware that all of your emotions must run much wider and deeper than mine – for if I “felt” all that you felt I surely could not comprehend – nor handle it all… You are my God & King!
Your word in verse 6 says “you see what is done in ‘the secret place'” – thank you for seeing – thank you for allowing me to come to the “secret place.”
And if that’s not enough, You are a God who loves to reward us – especially when we grow closer to you – that in and of itself is a reward. I treasure this sacred gift of yours – given straight from your heart to mine.
Let me be one who always longs to come and shut the door to the world and open the heavenly doors in which You stand – waiting for me to enter.
Oh the majestic visions in my mind – you reveal so much to me! Your places of holiness are unmatched. I think about people living in chaos – opening all the wrong doors – trying to gain some semblance of satisfaction – but they fail to open the door to Your “Secret Place” – the place of prayer, where they find you and find answers.
If the world would just Open the Doors of their Bibles, they would find YOU! AND in You is all they long for… and them some! Oh LORD, I pray for all those that are seeking and searching… I pray that they stop opening the doors to excess and open the doors to moderation, closing the doors to addictions… and open the doors to peace, to settle down, be still and find your love. Stop opening the doors to “Keeping up with the Jones’s slow down – pray – go to THE SECRET PLACE. This is the REAL SECRET! The Secret to finding all that they look for and long for, it’s the place where there is freedom, the SECRET PLACE of abundance, overflow and rewards!
O LORD, that is the answer, that it THE SECRET! The Real Secret is no secret at all! Your Word is out there for everyone to know and read and come to know you. That’s it, so simple.
- What DOORS have you been walking through lately?
- What DOORS are you finished walking through?
- What DOORS will you begin to walk through as of today?
Discover the REAL SECRET, the Universal Laws and Biblical Principals are there for you. God is The One who set them all in place…
Doors & Secret Discoveries,
Kathryn Rich Bonner