But when you pray, go into your inner room…
The wonder of prayer is that God wants us to talk to Him at all. Yet His desire to fellowship with us “in secret” reveals God’s desire for an intimate walk with His children. All He asks is for time alone, where His presence meets us in the sweet communion of fellowship.
This “inner room” can only be found in a place of our choosing. It has little to do with geography- but everything to do with the location of our heart and mind. Have you found a place of such intimacy, where the presence of Almighty God is a peaceful fountain to your soul – a place where you can hear Him whisper, where the world around you pales next to the His shining light?
Many long for the day when our Savior will appear and take us to be His own. The thought of standing in God’s presence is almost incomprehensible. Yet the experience of God’s nearness is not just a future event. It is meant to be a present experience.
Imagine the eternal, infinite God delighting in finite moments with His children. All He asks is for us to arrange the meeting times and He will be there. And the wonderful promise is that “your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
He repays us with the blessedness of his presence, the immediate experience of His love and grace and His divine attention to our every word. The experience of God is an ever present blessing for each of His children who take time to draw near. It’s indeed a wonder that we don’t spend more precious moments rushing into the presence of our wonderful Savior… “In Thy presence is fullness of joy.”