It is amazing what the word closet means. It has different meanings to many people in their unique walks of life. To some, it is a small room where their extra clothes hang. To others, it is a larger room where everything they wear is either hanging or tucked away in one of the many drawers or compartments.
But there is another variation. For the committed Christian, it is the place where:
- no one else goes,
- the believer and God meet,
- you commune with God,
- you fellowship with the Father of Jesus,
- the Holy Spirit takes your words to the Heavenly Father (Romans 8:26,27)
- and your Savior, the Lord Jesus, also intercedes for you (Romans 8:34).
This special place is private, no one else around—a safe place where you can reveal your heart. Words you would not let anyone else hear. The deepest thoughts of your inner being, the real you. The convictions in your soul that only God knows. Your honesty can finally come out.
The sad thing is, you cannot stay there. You do not have the capacity in your soul to be in such a holy environment very long. No man, not even Moses, could stay and commune with God very long. But afterwards, unbeknownst to you, like Moses, you radiate from being in the presence of God.
Then, there are times words will escape you. It is your heart, and God’s heart knit together for a time in purity. A room where you can enter the presence of the Lord. You can sense His presence. Hug Him. It is a holy place for you. You know God is there. Words evade your ability to describe the awesomeness of His holiness. It is so divine.
Sometimes you do not want to speak but worship in silence. Finally, your mouth opens in praise of the Almighty. The awe of your soul is revealed to Him alone. No one else is there. The presence of God fills your meeting room.
God has created in you a desire for His presence. That desire keeps bringing you back to that closet—the special place for you and God to meet.