Day 10 - God Rewards Your Quiet Time With Him

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 6:6

There 
is 
a 
thriving 
breed 
of 
people 
in 
America 
known 
as 
the 
Coffee 
 Shop 
Writers. 
They 
cannot 
work 
anywhere 
else 
except 
in 
the 
bustling 
 coffee 
shop 
of 
their 
neighborhood. 
They 
settle 
in, 
get 
their 
coffee 
 and 
work 
tirelessly 
on 
their 
novel, 
article 
or 
screenplay. 
They 
seem 
 to 
believe 
that 
their 
work 
needs 
an 
audience—both 
before 
and 
after 
 publication.

Even 
though 
this 
is 
a 
specialized 
group, 
in 
reality 
you 
can 
find 
people 
 with 
a 
similar 
perspective 
in 
all 
walks 
of 
life: 
lifting 
weights, 
taking 
 pictures, 
cooking, 
running, 
working 
or 
even 
eating. 
People 
are 
beginning 
 to 
find 
it 
difficult 
to 
do 
anything 
without 
an 
audience.

The 
last 
thing 
God 
wants 
our 
spiritual 
life 
to 
become 
is 
a 
show 
we 
 put 
on 
for 
others. 
Prayer 
should 
be 
a 
time 
of 
personal 
reflection 
and 
 divine 
conversation. 
It 
needs 
to 
be 
between 
us 
and 
God. 
That’s 
it. 
Even 
 when 
you’re 
not 
on 
your 
cell 
phone, 
your 
webcam 
is 
off 
and 
you’re 
not 
 engaging 
in 
social 
media, 
you 
still 
have 
an 
audience 
of 
One—and 
he 
 knows 
your 
heart.

God’s Promise to Me
•I 
will 
always 
be 
personal, 
and 
I 
will 
always 
be 
with 
you.
•Others 
look 
on 
the 
outside, 
I 
will 
always 
look 
at 
the 
heart.

My Prayer to God
Lord, 
thank 
you 
for 
always 
listening 
to 
me. 
Help 
me 
to 
remember 
that 
 even 
though 
I 
follow 
you 
in 
deed 
and 
in 
word, 
our 
relationship 
is 
a 
 personal 
one. 

teddy allen

2010 Gingerwood Pl, Fairfield, CA, 94534, United States