Closed Doors Precede Open Doors

“But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 

Many times God’s principles are in direct opposition to that of our society. Our society has flooded our minds with the mentality that if you want to be rewarded you must perform in front a large crowd. Television shows like The Voice and American Idol have convinced us all that the only way to experience an open door for a thriving career is for our actions and talents to be put on stage before thousands of people. 

But Jesus teaches us in today’s Scripture that with God, what you do behind closed doors determines the open doors that God will reward you with. It’s the prayers you pray behind closed doors at home when no one else is looking that will attract open doors for your family, career, and finances. 

Maybe the reason why you are experiencing such a lack of open doors in this season is because of a lack to seek him behind closed doors. Faithfulness behind closed doors will always reap a reward of open doors. What you do in private determines what God will do for you in public. 

How’s your prayer life behind closed doors? How’s your Bible reading behind closed doors? How’s your speech with your family behind closed doors? 

“Lord today I realize that what I do in private determines what you help make happen for me in public. Help me to become even more faithful behind closed doors. Help me to pray when no one else is looking. Help me to do right when no one else is around. I thank you that as I become more faithful behind closed doors you will make open doors even more possible.”

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