House of Hoops and Dreams event headed to Abaco

Bonnie Basden

Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

 

The Secret Place is a literal place found on a spiritual dimension accessible to all born again believers. It is where we ascend to go boldly before the throne of Grace to find help in the time of need.             ~ Heb. 4:14-16

 

Shutting the door represents closing out all negative influences, distractions and frustrations. So that we can be lifted up from the madness of a fallen world.

 

“Come, my people, enter into thy chambers and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be overpast.”

            ~ Isaiah 26:20

 

Consider, corporate prayer is awesome. I love it. But there are some prayers that must be made in the secret place. One of the reasons some people are not receiving public rewards is because they lack private prayer. 

 

The secret place is more than gifts, platforms, popularity and prosperity. It is THE place to go when we desire the hidden presence of the Most High God. It shows:

1. Relationship-Praying to Father

2. Reverence- Approach HIM with Godly fear . 

Ex 3:3-6/Heb. 10:19/Dan. 9:3

3. Reality- The prayer of the heart is the heart of prayer~Charles Spurgeon

4. Retirement- Alone with God

5. Revelations-Mysteries of the Kingdom Revealed

6. Rewards- Smile for they are endless and too numerous to mention

 

The Prayer Closet is the place we develop the habit of running to Daddy. We esteem Quality time with Father. It is the place of abiding under His Shadow. Coming under God’s Divine protection and receiving His supernatural and spiritual immunity against the enemy. It is the place where we become one with Father. Our wills are no longer about selfish desires but we cry out for God’s will to be done and His Kingdom to come. In the secret place, we tap into our divine nature and taste of God’s goodness. The place where our inner ear is opened and awakened to the Chief Shepherd’s voice.

 

This is also the place of God’s provision, for in His presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore. 

 

I encourage you today to seek God with your whole heart (Psalm 119:2/Jeremiah 29:13/2 Chron 22:9). The Devil wants to keep us earth-bound by being weighty with his tricks and tactics. Everything you need, you will find it, or be instructed where to get it...In His presence. 

 

Stay In The Secret Place!!! 

 

Meditation Scriptures: 

Luke 18:1/Matt 6:6

 

Daily Nugget: If God is our LIFTER, then it is with pleasure we lower our knees to Him in Prayer!!

 

Truth is, many situations will not break/bow until we bend our knees in prayer.

 

Lord may we be LOVERS of your PRESENCE!!!

 

Published  Thursday, March 30, 2017 

 

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