Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 6:6 (KJV); 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.
True service begins with what God does in our spirits while we wait on Him.
Often, people observe a man preaching the gospel and ministering to the saints and assume that this is all that God considers as true service. While these things we do publicly may be defined as service, they are not the totality of what it means to serve God.
Service begins in the closet when a man shuts his door. What happens on the outside is usually the reward of that service.
It is an infallible truth that no man can touch the hearts of men without firstly touching the heart of God. Men who achieve this have learnt that we firstly serve God in the secret place.
The error of many critics of successful ministers of the gospel is that they criticize the reward of God and forget that it has a root in the man’s closet and place of private communion with the Master.
Today, I urge you to reexamine your service to God in light of this truth. It should never be said that your hands and feet are busy in the service of God yet your closet is dry and silent.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Kings 4:33, Matthew 14:23
GOLDEN NUGGET: True service begins with what God does in our spirits while we wait on Him.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. By this word, You invite me to deeper places of communion and fellowship with You. I understand what it means to serve in Your sanctuary and to wait on You to deal with my heart in Your own way. As I grow in this life of consecrated service, I impact many, to the glory of Your name, Amen.