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. Matthew 6.6 NKJV
Spirituality is not a show to be broadcast in search of applause. Evidently, in public meetings where the goal is prayer and devotion to God, our acts will inevitably be seen. That is not the issue. The issue is when our acts of faith become nothing but a theatrical performance to impress others.
God is not looking for actors. He looks for sincere people.
Your bedroom is a place of incredible power. There, or in any other place away from the eyes of others, you can have a conversation with God. Pour out your anxieties and fears upon Him, ask for guidance, cry, smile, present to Him your dreams and plans for the future, repent from your mistakes and seek strength to keep up the fight and overcome.
Unfortunately, not everyone uses this power. They think that God already knows what they need, that is why there’s no need for prayer. They say they do not have the time or do not feel like it. They do not know what they are missing.
An old Christian saying states that, “He who walks on his knees does not stumble.” According to this Thought of Jesus, besides not stumbling, he is openly rewarded.
Maybe your public shame is because of your pride of not bowing down and praying when you are alone.
Application: Experiment praying in secret every day. Jesus did it multiple times, how much more us!
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