2 Corinthians 12:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dirty Little Secrets

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We all have secrets.  We all have things that we keep hidden away.  Things that could hurt us, things that could humiliate us, things that ruin us.  Things that we hide in the very depths of our soul.  Embarrassing things, shameful things, spiteful things.

We all have secrets, most we think are hidden far away where no one will ever know.  No one may ever find out our dirty little secrets.  They may never see the light of day.  We can keep them hidden so the we are not judged, ridiculed or humiliated.  They can be our dirty little secrets to keep, forever.

No matter how deep and dark our secret is, or where we may think that we can hide it, we can keep nothing from God.  God knows each and every one of our dirty little secrets.  He knows everything that we have done, said, or thought.  All of the secrets that we think we can hide, can never be hidden from Him, no matter how hard we try.

But, know this, God loves us still, in spite of our dirty little secrets.  He loves regardless of what we have done or will do.  All He asks is that we confess to Him and He will wipe them away.  God is not here to ridicule or humiliate us.  He wants us to confess our sins, our dirty little secrets, so that we can be forgiven.

So what are your dirty little secrets?? Care to confess??

Proverbs 28:13 (NIV© 2010)13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

1 John 1:8-9 (KJV)8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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