Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Faith Should Not Be Compartmentalized

hi Everyone,

I have just been thinking about something. I've been thinking about how so many times in "American Culture" especially, we only allow our trust in the Lord and the truths of His Word to affect certain ares of our lives., while there are other ares that we allow to "remain in the dark" untouched by his work in us, and what we truly believe.

Why do we do that?

The truth of God is meant to not just be a "Sunday thing" that we pull out when it is convenient or when, "everyone else is doing it." If we really believe the truth if God's Word, it should not be "compartmentalized" where I let God in this area and that area, but not in specific and certain other areas that I chose to keep to myself.

What REALLY is the issue?

Truthfully, maybe it really comes back to the whole issue of surrender...we don't allow his truth to enter certain places because we are unwilling to give them to his hands...and let Him control them. We get scared of what would happen if we gave him those areas of our lives...but I guess if we are afraid, maybe we don't understand His perfect love fully yet (which one of us really fully does?) Right now, none of us fully grasp His love because right now we know in part but one day we will fully understand because we will see him face to face.

But as we slowly surrender and allow him into the places where we had not allowed His truth to go, we discover something. We discover that originally we might not have wanted to admit the truth that we possibly thought that we would not allow his truth into certain areas of our lives in order to PROTECT THEM----to keep them in "hiding," so we think. WE ALL try to keep our "stuff," whatever it is, "safe." But if we think this way, maybe we have forgotten that EVERYTHING WE DO, EVERYTHING WE ARE, EVERYTHING WE WILL BE, is UNHIDDEN BY the eyes of GOd. He sees and knows EVERYTHING-ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ABOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US......and He LOVES US!! Jesus Christ was the ULTIMATE GIFT, example, and demonstration of God's love!!

So what do we discover in the end of it all?

We discover, that with each area that we allow his TRUTH to enter into, that, BECAUSE HE IS THE TRUTH, therefore, in reality it is MUCH SAFER IF WE ALLOW HIM IN, and try not to keep Him out of those areas that we all have in us.

THERE IS INCREDIBLE SAFETY AND HEALING IN BOTH ADMITTING THE TRUTH AND ALLOWING HIS TRUTH TO ENTER IN----it is what I am beginning to discover on this journey...I LONG that His truth would touch every area of my life and that it would not be some, (and that HE HIMSELF would NOT BE,) some compartmentalized "attachment" off to the side anymore....He doesn't WANT that for us!!

THE SAFETY THAT WE DISCOVER AS WE ALLOW HIM AS THE TRUTH TO PENETRATE US IS OVERWHELMINGLY WONDERFUL---WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE IT!!! I have but began to scratch the surface of the process, but am looking forward to walking with Him through it for the rest of my life!!

1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."


May God search ALL of our hearts because we are on the journey together!!

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