I know it's been a LONG time since my last post. Our hard-drive failed the last week of August, and we've been trying to rebuild our digital lives since then. I think we've cut about 6 teeth and traveled to North Idaho, along with a million other things.
In September, I felt like the energy that was gaining in the summer, had lost it's momentum - not sure why, it just did. There were some really tired, low, burnt-out feelings, and I think I just lost focus on what's really going on here.
Recently I had a picture of those "visible" people ...
you know, the ones from 9th grade science class? You can see the organs, and skeletal structures, etc. through their transparent skin?
Well, I've been feeling like that is the way we should be living. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing, so bear with me, as I flounder through this one.
Hebrews 4:12-13(NKJV) ~
"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."
I guess what I'm saying, is that we try to cover up who we really are, in order to "appear" like better people, or Christians, etc.
But, God can, not only see right through our disguises and words, see our thoughts and our hearts.
Now, this isn't a challenge to cover all those things up because "God can see what my heart is..." , but I think it's a challenge to live with your heart and mind being transparent. If you have things in order in there, you've nothing to worry about. (I don't know anyone who has it all together). We're all sinners and we all fall short...
But, if you have tumors in your heart, and destructive thoughts in your mind - this is a lot more difficult task - it's also a greatly liberating one.
Being open and honest with the things of your heart , as confession, or otherwise, will bring freedom.
God wants nothing more than for you to be who you were created to be.
So, let's take it all off! :)