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Ever had a morning that just flat out revealed some ugliness in you that still needs to be uprooted? Surely I cannot be the only one.

Hello, Monday morning!

You jolted me wide awake & aware of what yet lies within me.

The thing is that once the Holy Spirit reveals it to us, we are faced with the choice to either surface it fully & repent or continue on, pretending it isn’t there & we are OK. The questions then raised are:

  • Who wants to live a life of pretense? and
  • Why would we want to live a life of pretense?
  • Why wear the mask at all?

Which brings me to David. King David…….

Maybe the biggest sinner recorded in the Bible. Or at least he gives Paul a run for his money šŸ™‚ Let’s see, David’s list of sins includes: adulterer, murderer, liar, thief, idleness to name the obvious ones. Yet David is also recorded as being “a man after God’s own heart.” (see Acts 13:22).

David had a heart that came clean before His God. He knew to repent.

Repentance, a deep sorrow or acknowledge of wrongdoing. But it is even more than that. It is the acknowledgement that I have offended God. And David knew that:

“Against you, you only, have I sinned & done what is evil in our sight.” (Psalm 51:4 NIV84).

David knew that pretense was a lesson in futility as our God sees & knows it all. Our souls are bare before the God of the universe.

Each. One. Of. Our. Souls.


In the still & dark of the morning, I faced a choice – confession or pretense. It was an easy choice as I do not do well with pretense. Then the sun came up & all was well –

with the day,

with my God,

with my soul.