Colossians 3:23 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” God‘s heart is that we would do everything as unto Him. In this episode, Nate and Gabe delve into practical aspects of the disciplines of giving, praying, and fasting and how these are a call to prioritize relationship with God.
In Matthew 6, Jesus commands us to give, pray, and fast in secret. Why in secret? When we practice these disciplines in secret, it cultivates an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father and a mature focus of living to please Him alone. In this command we see a beautiful aspect of the heart of God – He desires to draw us into a relationship with Himself and to free us from the bondage that comes from living for the recognition of men.