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Loving God from our Closets~



We have all heard the expression..."Go to your "prayer closet" and seek the Lord.

It is our own personal time with God.....
Where only He hears our prayers......
Our needs.....
Our cries.....
Our hearts desires......
Our own private conversations with our daddy God.

Beautifully spent time~

There was a time when my closet would have been defined as my hiding place.......
 Hiding my relationship with God.......
Embarrassed of what my friends would think of me......
Mocked and ridiculed by my peers.

Yes I admit I was a "Closet God Lover"...........

I was a mess on the inside and hiding on the outside...........
Shameful I know...............
~sigh~

And yet I still loved God only from my closet.................

I knew by coming out of my closet and telling all I knew about my love and relationship with the Lord, I would lose many friends.
I would be talked about.....
Jokes would be made..........
Backs would be turned ............

I would be rejected in the only world I felt accepted in.
In reality I was denying Christ.............

One might say a modern day disciple story............
Denying when the rooster crows............

~Sweet Jesus~

It has been through the grace of God, over several years, I am no longer afraid to announce my love of Christ.......
To proclaim who and what He is to me.......
What He has done for me............
Where I was in life to where I am now......

How He took this messed up little Cajun girl and made her to who He has called me to be.
 I am not perfect and will never claim to be.......

I  do claim to be HIS daughter.......
I do claim HIS love......
HIS grace...
HIS mercy............

I do claim that HE is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!!

I no longer look to what I may lose here on earth by proclaiming to be His.......
I see ALL that I have gained!!!!

I  learned to deny Christ means I too will be denied before the Father........


Matthew 10:32-33

King James Version (KJV)
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven


I still go to my prayer closet......
I still seek the Lord and His instructions.....
I bring Him my needs and hearts desires......
I thank Him for all He has done for me............
I praise Him for His grace and mercy......

And then I emerge with a boldness and a peace, knowing in my heart as I confess Him to all I too, will be confessed before the Father!!

It's OK to love Him from our closet....
To have our private time.......
To seek out our Father on bended knees.......


I encourage you, don't allow your closet to become your hiding place.......
Allow it to be your break through place and then step out with a boldness for ALL to see!!!


Xoxoxo

Stacey

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