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Leith Valley is a growing community of people who share a common faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that He alone can meet the deepest needs of humanity, and that a dynamic and growing relationship with Him is the most important thing in life.

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Most Recent Blog

The Prayer Closet

Kent Rickerby, 26 March 2015

God asks us to go into our closet when we pray… I can’t do that because it’s full of other stuff.
A closet can be a place of private and special stuff. My closet has lots of shelves, full of special boxes with stuff in them like hopes, dreams, love. Boxes full of family, friends, church. Boxes full of adventure, memories, some with worries or fears, others with future stuff, not yet happening.
The shelf spaces in my closet will never be full because there’s always room for more. What is this strange closet? It’s the closet of my heart. The most private closet there is. Even those closest to me have limited access except for God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They know every corner and have unlimited access to everything in there. God knows when my prayers are about wanting things for myself, He knows when my prayers are about things that go on in the world and he knows s when I pray a prayer of thanks to Him for the things He has done and the things He will do.
An amazing thing about the closet space, the private space of the heart is that it can be taken wherever we go, we can pray at any time about anything and God hears it. It doesn’t matter if our words are big or small, long or short, God is not “out there” he’s “in here” He wants us to talk to Him like we talk to a trusted friend, about anything, with openness and honesty. He cares about what we think and feel. What is the condition of the closet of your heart right now? Can you hear God in there having a conversation with you?
What shelf, what box are you looking at? Is it the same one He wants you to look at and pray about?
Open the door to the closet of your heart. Let God in, every minute of every day while your heart beats with the rhythm of life that He gave it. Trust Him with the boxes on the shelves, think of each prayer as a jewel for His crown carefully and lovingly crafted by every good word in the prayers that you speak.

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