Day # 16 March 6th – Secrecy
This one is just plain fun and creative, yet difficult. This act is the prevention of letting our good deeds from being known. This practice is important for our own growth because it teaches us to follow God’s will despite any recognition from others. This trains our hearts to serve out of love and not for notoriety. Philippians 2:3 helps lead the discussion by saying, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. So start this practice today, make it a daily or weekly practice. Do something kind without letting anyone know. Do not tell your friend, do not even tell your spouse. Put money in an envelope in the car of someone who needs it, and tell no one. Buy a gift and give it without revealing yourself. Let someone win in a game; convince your family it is your turn to wash the dishes (even though it may not be). Once my wife and I were eating out at a small local restaurant, only to discover that someone had completely paid our bill, the waitress said it was a gift from the kitchen. Later I found out through good snooping that it was a member of our church, who told the staff not to tell us it was from them. What a gift! By doing these acts the love of God flows. There is nothing more amazing than receiving a completely anonymous gift, it is pure joy. When we do this we do not get thanks, but God gets all the thanks. Imagine someone praying for money for rent, and then money appears in her car! We can be the hands of Christ, and Jesus promises what we do in secret God will see in secret and reward us Matthew 6:1-4.