We’re on Day three of “With Christ in the School of Prayer,” by Andrew Murray.
“6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you”
Yesterday’s lesson taught that we don’t need to go to a specific place to worship. John 4:19-24
Today, we see, ironically, that Jesus tells where we are to pray. In secret. Not where everyone else is so we can be seen, but in the place where only we know that it’s done.
Why does God want us alone? Well, why does my wife want me alone? For undivided attention. This is hard! Really hard! Sometime I feel on the verge of ADD. Other times I am so driven to check something off a list and get to the next thing that to “get alone with God” is the hardest thing to do.
I struggle with this. But, I’m challenging this process. I’m finding my “closet.” Could it be that in the hidden places God reveals himself? Is it in the place of secrecy that a revelation is revealed?
Finding the place of secrecy is fulfilling in that God promises that it will be rewarded. How? Don’t really know, but He says it. What kind of blessing or reward does He bring? I think that this is only up to Him. After all, “He rewards those who sincerely seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6
So get somewhere quiet. Your drive to work. While in the shower. First thing when you wake up or before you go to bed. It’s hard to find time in a world where our schedules are so jammed pack, put we must make it happen somehow. Smith Wigglesworth said that he never prayed more than 15 min, but he never went 15 min without praying.
Where can you go to be quiet every day? Find that place.