We can glorify God before people as Christians. Praise the Lord that He uses us for the fame of His name!
However, God is still glorified by the things we do in the Spirit that no person across the span of our earthly life will ever see or hear about.
“Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you” (Matthew 6:4 NLT).
Give in private or fast in private or pray in private (Matthew 6:6). And so, be a good steward of your privacy.
The Christian life isn’t compromised of only what others see Christians doing or Jesus wouldn’t have given instruction concerning godly secrecy. Private, secret faithfulness is an important step toward deeper waters (and what a beautiful way to do something with God, just you and the Father).
Our secret moments with the Lord—this facet of relationship that includes just God and His child—are found in the sweet whispers our heart speaks that are meant only for the ears of God, or the gifts we send with no return address so only God knows who the sender is.
These are valuable moments and we’re so blessed to be in on these holy secrets. If you’re going to have secrets in this lifetime, let them be ones that glorify God! 💜