i heard john mark comer (yeah, sorry, i'm annoyed at myself for how much i talk about him, too, ha..) describe "the spiritual discipline of secrecy" as doing really awesome Jesusy things without anyone knowing about them. how keeping whatever it is... giving money without a name on it, volunteering somewhere regularly and telling no one, etc... a secret, just between you and God, knowing He's the only one who will ever know, creates beautiful intimacy between you and Him. and starves your pride (which i think we all need regularly in our lives).
i keep thinking about this. i think it's beautiful. i want to grow in this.
a prayer of mine lately has been simple... "God, grow in my heart." i think this is one beautiful practice that can give Him space to grow in our hearts.