What you eat in private, you will wear in public.
I read that recently on a cute little pin on Pinterest. As cute as it is, it’s hard to argue the logic. It’s true. It’s sadly true. What we do in private, doesn’t stay private forever.
Recently, I was reminded of this while listening to one of my favorite pastors, Pricilla Shirer. She spoke of Jesus rising early in the morning to pray. If Jesus, as the Son of God, needed to privately get away to talk to God, how much more do we need this prayer in our lives? She reminded us that…
“Public life is only as successful as our private prayer life.”
Again, what we do in private, doesn’t stay private forever. But so often, our public life get all of our attention. How are you growing privately? How are you taking care of yourself privately? How are you praying privately? What you do in private, will eventually affect your public self.
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.—Mark 1:35, NKJV
ASK—In what ways am I growing privately? How am I spending my solitary time wisely?