Honesty…..it matters

September 14, 2013

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

HONESTY….it matters.

Psalm 24:3-6   “Who may climb the mountain of the Lord and enter where he lives? Who may stand before the Lord?  Only those with pure hands and hearts, who do not practice dishonesty and lying.  They will receive God’s own goodness as their blessing from him, planted in their lives by God himself, their Savior.  These are the ones who are allowed to stand before the Lord and worship the God of Jacob.”

In a culture that is so driven by image and appearances, virtual realities, and acceptance by success….it breaks my heart to see many of God’s people trapped and crushed by lifes circumstances unable to reach out for help.  And in truth….where can you find a safe place?  A safe place to be real, vulnerable and honest?  So many of us have tried to find this place in churches and around Christians only to be disappointed and sometimes crushed even further than the original circumstances.

But there is an answer!!  Your hope can be found in God!  Sometimes it takes hitting that low place, being rejected by others….to find that God really is there.  That when He said…”I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb.13:5)  He really means it!  He REALLY means it!  There is never a time that God will turn His back on you when you are turning towards Him.  NEVER!  

So what is it that God wants from us?  What is He waiting for?  Often it is as simple as HONESTY.  “Lord it really hurt when that happened”,  “Lord, I really messed up this time”,  “Lord, I was really being stubborn”,  “Lord I feel so crushed” “Lord what was done to me was so wrong”,   This list could go on and on…God wants you to pour out your hearts to Him and have an honest conversation.  

Think about what He asks us to do when we sin.  “Confess your sins and He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”  (1 John 1:9)   It’s a fancy way of saying….  “Kiddo get honest with Me about it!!  I will help you turn away from what is hurting you, harming you! I will help you walk in My ways which will keep you in the best and safest place to be.  I will heal the hurts in your soul and I will restore your soul.  You can be honest with me….get real with Me, My love is greater than anything you have and will ever do.  Trust me. ”

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 

God is not a man that He should lie.  He said He would forgive you, stay with you, help you, heal you and restore your soul.  Begin the process….just be honest with Him!  His life and light will start shining in!

Love in Christ

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