There’s no need to hide.
God knows everything about us. Every thought. Every good or not so great thing. That can be intimidating. . . or it can be freeing.
Let’s choose free!
If God already knows our heart, then we can bring it all to him.
The other night Richard and I were walking. As we walked down the trail behind our home, I kicked the leaves.
“You love this, don’t you?” he said.
What I also love is that he knows me so well.
Yet as much as I love my sweet guy, God knows me better. Richard can tell when I’m sad, or burdened, or stressed. He knows when I’m happy. God knows the source of those feelings or that burden, even when I don’t know it myself.
We don’t have to hide from God — ever.
Day #2 to Revolutionary Prayer
Go to your sacred space.
Sit as honestly with him as you can.
Talk to God about all those things you’ve never talked about before. Maybe you start small — sharing with him a hurt, a memory, a feeling. Don’t hold back. Don’t be afraid of tears, or anger, or frustration, or joy.
Just be honest. Don’t role play. Don’t think that you have to hold back those feelings. He loves you right where you are.
Write in your journal how it feels to be honest with your God who loves you like crazy.
Put that burden down, the one you’ve carried for such a long time because you haven’t felt comfortable talking about it.
Let God carry it for you the rest of the day, and eventually for the rest of your life.
When we stop hiding with God, it may feel scary.
You might feel that you’ll be judged or ashamed that it’s no longer hidden.
Bringing Him everything is. At some point we want this to be our first response.
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Jesus, we celebrate today for we are no longer hiding. You have been sweeping the highways and byways for us, searching and shining your light to find us. We’ve carried a burden far too long. Thank you for picking it up and carrying it for us. From this day forward, we’ll turn to you rather than turn away due to shame or fear. You are our Healer. You are our Redeemer. Take these words shared with you today and wrap close around your children. Thank you for being a Shelter and a safe place. In the powerful name of Jesus, amen.
You are not alone in this adventure. Thousands of women are joining. If you need prayer today — if being honest with God leaves you feeling vulnerable — let us know. We’ll pray with you.
If you see a need shared here today, don’t offer advice but do offer prayer and encouragement.
We all need that, don’t we?
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