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VerseD: Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6, ESV

If you only pray publically, are you really connected to God?
It is our quiet, personal time with God that empowers us in the Spirit and helps to conform us to the Son.
How do you grow if you never connect?

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14, ESV

Our thoughts naturally focus on earthly and selfish things. The more we draw close to our Creator and Lord, the more our thoughts and words become godly and praiseworthy.

VerseD: Ezekiel 36:26

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26, ESV

Apart from God, we hate Him and are selfish.
The Holy Spirit regenerates our hearts to love in Christ’s name, to seek Him and share His love with others.

VerseD: Luke 16:10

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”
Luke 16:10, ESV

Are you one who is considered faithful, or are you rarely thought of to help with anything?

Have you shared your faith in Christ with anyone, or by your silence have you denied Him?

VerseD: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10, ESV

Just as God created a good world and loves His Creation, we were created to love this world and draw it back to Him out of the sin and rebellion we brought in, to be like the Son through His power.

VerseD: Lamentations 3:22-23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23, ESV

We know that God is faithful in love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, because the cross of Christ proved His faithfulness.

VerseD: Isaiah 26:9

My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:9, ESV

When God ordains calamity and strife, the wise see His reproof and grow closer to Him. It is easy to grow complacent amidst blessing.

Seek God continuously.