“Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows. Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him.” Matthew 10:29-32 ->me: Today was my first day back in my prayer closet in over a week. I have been praying but not in that wonderful place that is void of light and there is so little sound. I cannot stress how impactful this type of prayer is in front of the God of the universe; where He has all of your attention and there is no one there but you and Him. This brings me to my verses this afternoon – EVERYTHING that is allowed to happen is a deliberate action by God and these verses tell us that God has an order of importance to the things He touches. He created the sparrows and not one of them falls to the ground without God allowing it and noticing. FEAR NOT! I am more valuable to Him than MANY sparrows. Praying before God in His presence with no one else to hear is the precursor to acknowledging and confessing Jesus before men. This prayer life is the gasoline that lights the influence of Jesus IN us and we IN Him. Therefore, as I listen to the Holy Spirit within me and react obediently in my witness, THEN Jesus will acknowledge and confess before God the Father that HE (JESUS) IS (LIVING) IN ME! This LIVING IN me is what gives me the strength to manage temptation, turn away from sin, turn toward God and not pursue the fleeting pleasures of this world. This LIVING IN HIM is what helps me to stay on the path of His will and purposes.