For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. Luke 8:17 NLT.
If we want to be more like Christ our Savior, we need to stop telling lies, and tell the truth, stop concealing our hidden motives, and ask God to change the desires of our hearts. For some, like me, this is a great challenge, to put off lies and put on truth no matter what. Sometimes we think our little lies aren’t hurting anyone, that no one will ever know, that it’s ok and we won’t do it again. But the truth is, God already knows. And one day, everyone else will too. We can only lie and hide, and hide our motives for so long before we will be outted. God desires us to not lie and to be truthful, even when it doesn’t feel good for us to. It’s much easier to lie sometimes. It’s easy to tell a little lie and not think another thing about it, so it goes unrepented of.
Sometimes, the lies we tell, end up only hurting us and our walk and closeness with Christ. I know when I have lied and realized my wrong, I have confessed to God, then for Him to say, go confess to the one you lied to. Boy is that a hard pill to swallow! But that’s when you have a choice, to obey and get closer to God, or disobey and feel that distance in your relationship. It doesn’t feel good to have to admit your failures and fess up to your wrongdoings, but it feels much better than a separateness from God.
We are much better off to humble ourselves and confess to God and others. One day all the things we have done and even the motives as to why we did them will be brought to light. It’s feels much better to have those things brought to light by yourself other than someone else, like God, having them drawn to everyone’s attention.
Prayer for today:
God thank you for continuing your work in me day in and day out. Thank you for your kindness and patience and grace in my life. Forgive me for when I lie instead of telling the truth. Forgive me when my intentions aren’t what they should be. Please help me put off my lying and put on the truth you want me to have. If there are lies in my heart that I need to repent of, please bring them to my mind. If there are people who you would want me to confess to, please speak to me and tell me and give me the courage to do so. I want to please you in what I do, help me in my world of temptation. Thank you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
May you be blessed and encouraged.
Cindy Witt. 4Her Ministries Inc.