Matthew 6:5-6, “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
In the margin of my bible, next to this passage I have written, “God, I came for you to see me.” I know enough to realize that if this is my heart before Him, when no one else is looking, it will be my heart when everyone is. There’s a comfort in knowing that when I’m crowded by what man sees, what man hears and what man thinks of me, I am in danger of losing sight of God but God will never lose sight of me.
I have to realize that I can do and say alot of things without my heart ever truly being revealed. My heart is a “secret” part. One of the many parts that God sees, searches and tries the reins of. No one but God can see it beating on the inside of me and only He can answer it.
Today, when I was reading this passage, I was prompted to take a look at the word closet. You are going to love this! Love. it.
The word closet means storage chamber or store room. I know, obvious. But I have never realized this before. When we go into our closet to pray, we are literally stepping into the store room. All of the inventory of heaven is there available to us in that place and if what Father says is true, because we go there and allow Him to search us out in secret, He will openly reward us! What we access there by faith, spiritually seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling, will be rewarded us openly in the natural with a tangible seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling.
God sees in secret. One of the secret things, I truly believe is “faith”. No one else can see our faith until God first sees it himself.