Scripture : Matthew 6:6
“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.”
Where can we find solitude? Where can we find a quiet place in the midst of the demands of this world? “Go into your room,” Jesus said, “and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place” (Matt. 6:6).There is a meeting place as close as our closet door – a time and place where we can meet with God and hear His thoughts and He can hear ours; a time for the two of us when He can have our full attention and we can have His. Solitude is a healing place where God can repair the damage done by the noise of the world. “The more you visit it, the more you will want to return. “
“ I will awaken the dawn, “said David (Ps. 57:8). There’s something to be said for meeting God before our busy days and schedules begin to tyrannize us. But we must not understand this in some legalistic way to mean we have to get up before the sun to merit a meeting with God. For many mornings is the most opportune time; for others, it’s more of an opportunity for the devil. It’s something you have to work out with your body. The main thing is eagerness to meet Him.The advantage of doing so early is that we hear His thoughts before others invade our minds.
The first step is to find a Bible, a quiet place, and an uninterrupted period of time. Sit quietly and remind yourself that you’re in the presence of God. He is there with you, eager to meet with you. “Stay in that secret place, “ till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart, till a sense of God’s presence has enveloped you. Listen for His inward voice till you learn to recognize it.”