Heaven always opens to us secrets that can help us bring transformation here on earth. There are three secret ways of accessing secret intelligence from God’s presence that will aid us and bring good reward in any aspect of our lives. Let us examine each one.
Matt 6:1-4 TPT
Examine your motives to make sure you’re not showing off when you do your good deeds, only to be admired by others; otherwise, you will lose the reward of your heavenly Father. So when you give to the poor, don’t announce it and make a show of it just to be seen by people, like the hypocrites in the streets and in the marketplace. They’ve already received their reward! But when you demonstrate generosity, do it with pure motives and without drawing attention to yourself. Give secretly and your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly
God expects us to be generous, you have to give not just because you want to give, or because you have ulterior motives and want something in return. You should give simply because you want to show love, give because you’ve found something you believe in, and because you want to do well to others. If you’re only giving to impress other people or to ingratiate yourself with someone in some way, then you’re not really being generous. There is a reward attached to generosity, it is widely known that people who are generous are known to be happier than those who are not: Being generous helps people feel more compassionate towards others, gives a stronger sense of community, and to establish a higher self-image.
Prayer is a conversation with God, and every conversation begins by addressing the person him in the right manner, prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us, I believe it has never been more important for God’s people to be on our knees. But knowing how to pray is critical. The Lord’s Prayer is always a good place to start, where Jesus role-modeled a heart of obedience and submission to the will of God over his own desires and needs.
“Whenever you pray, be sincere and not like the pretenders who love the attention they receive while praying before others in the meetings and on street corners. Believe me, they’ve already received in full their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your innermost chamber and be alone with Father God, praying to him in secret. And your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly.
Matt 6:16-18 TPT
“When you fast, don’t look like those who pretend to be spiritual. They want everyone to know they’re fasting, so they appear in public looking miserable, gloomy, and disheveled. Believe me, they’ve already received their reward in full. When you fast, don’t let it be obvious, but instead, wash your face and groom yourself and realize that your Father in the secret place is the one who is watching all that you do in secret and will continue to reward you openly.”
Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. However, the purpose of fasting is to take our eyes off the things of this world and instead focus on God. Fasting is a way to demonstrate to God and to ourselves that we are serious about our relationship with Him. Although fasting in Scripture is almost always a fasting from food, there are other ways to fast. Anything you can temporarily give up in order to better focus on God can be considered a fast.