Words from the Heart for Monday May 11th, 2020

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray… to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:5-6 (NLT)

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Go Into Your Room

Most tenants in Canada are covered by the Residential Tenancies Act, which sets out the rights and obligations of residential landlords and tenants. Generally, tenants who rent a single or shared room have the same rights as most other residential tenants. However, if they share a kitchen or a bathroom with the owner or the owner’s immediate family members, special rules apply. Also, if a tenant rents a single or shared room from an educational institution, like a university, the educational institution can have special rules or rights.

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When I was a child, “time out” was not called that. If I frustrated my mom, she would say, sharply, “Go to your room.” And I would have to stay there until she came to release me from my imprisonment. Jesus sends us to our room, as well, but for an entirely different reason. In Matthew 6:5-6 He says “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray… to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Followers of Jesus are called to find a quiet place for our quiet time. While we are to be very vocal in sharing our faith, when it comes to our personal devotional time, we are called to make that very private. It is an intimate time between you and God. Where do you go to meet the Lord on a daily basis?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley