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 🙂 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.