The Bedchamber Experience
But when you pray, go into your most private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open (Matthew 6:6 –Amplified).
In the Greek language, this word for most private room could be translated bedchamber. It’s a place of intimacy and privacy. It’s the place where a husband and wife share their most private moments. A place where the world is locked out, and a place where life is created.
The Father wants you to go regularly to you bedchamber with Him. He longs to share private moments with you where the world and others are locked out. It’s just you and Him talking together, sharing together. It’s the one place where your life can really be transformed.
Most people misunderstand the Father. He has such compassion and love. He so wants you to excel in life’s fight. He longs to be invited into your private life for conversation. His great desire is that you open your inner self to Him, sharing secrets that you would share with no other. He wants you to invite Him into your most private room.
The major stumbling block to this intimacy with the Father is condemnation and inferiority. But He has made provision for forgiveness of wrong and the cleansing of the conscience. He has made you righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Righteousness is the ability to stand before the Father without sin, condemnation, or inferiority, just as though you had never sinned! He forgives your sin (1John 1:9), forgets all you’ve ever done wrong (Hebrews 10:17), and promises never to remember or bring up to you sins you confess (Isaiah 43:25). He casts your sins into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19). Don’t go fishing for them! He removes your misdeeds from you as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).
The Father wants you to go into your private room with Him with this knowledge. That way, inferiority and condemnation don’t get in the way of you pouring your heart out to Him. Talk to Him about everything in your life. Talk to him about the pressures that seem overwhelming. Talk to Him about your dreams and your disappointments. Talk to Him about your inadequacies and failures. Discuss with Him your hidden agendas, your motives, your attitudes. Lay before Him your secret desires that you would reveal to no one.
You see, He already knows you better than you know yourself. None of these things will be news to the Father. He knew about them before you did! But when you pour out your life before Him, and then ask Him to help you where you struggle, it empowers Him and gives Him permission to help you with His supernatural ability.
After you spend time speaking to Him, listen. Be open to hear what He says to you through His word by the Holy Spirit. He is usually direct, but so loving. He’s firm, but so compassionate. I’ve gone from these places of speaking to my Father so broken that I wanted no human contact; so loved by Him that I was overwhelmed. He loved me so much. He took the time to listen and care. He didn’t condemn me. His love drew me away. His care compelled me to change. His power changed my inner desires.
Take some time with the Father in your most private room today. If you’ve never done this, it’s a bit scary at first. But then you’ll experience the Father in a new way, and you’ll change. That’s the power of being with Him in your most private room.