In Secret

Devotion

fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer… Rom. 12:11b-12 NASB   My time in Baton Rouge finally came to its end. I knew that eventually, the internship would come to its end. What I did not expect was the feeling of longing that started to invade my heart. Baton Rouge was not yet another place in which I spend summer. It was the place where God spoke to me, introduced me to what deep inside of me I was longing for. God put me in a loving and caring congregation. The Vineyard…

Pray in Secret (Post #3)

The theme of Matthew 6:5-15 is prayer. If born to a Christian home and have been involved long enough at church you would definitely have been exposed to this activity we call prayer. We all have engaged in it at some point. Whether in the form of grace before a meal, or at that rare activity your Grandma used to lead, or that Friday night meeting no one would show up for; truth is that we all know what it is. But, do we? I do not know about you, but I am the kind of person who needs to have a…

Give in Secret (Post #2)

Giving is personal. I believe it to be one of the most sincere and personal things a person can do. I am not speaking solely on monetary terms. To imply that would be a huge mistake on my part. It would reveal a bad theology on my behalf as well. I totally believe that giving is birthed out from the heart. It is also something produced by the Holy Spirit. We were given the Holy Spirit out of love. Jesus told us in John 16:7 that He himself would send the Advocate. He wanted to make it clear  what the…

In Secret (#1)

A secret is something unknown or unseen. We all have secrets of our own. Good and bad ones. We all held secrets. We tend to bury them deep in our hearts. Some bring shame on us. Those are the kind of secrets we all pray to stay hidden from those with whom we get to do life with. Shame terrifies us. Yet according to the author of Romans, Christ has already dealt with shame. I’ll leave that for another discussion. Still there are few ones that produce joy and comfort deep in our heart. There are yet another kind of secrets…

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