Monday, 21 May 2012

Today Reminder - 21 May 2012 (Exposed)

My prayer for you for today is that you will find strength and guidance in God’s word, in Jesus name.

Hebrews 4:12-13
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.

Exposed - Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes. The word of God in this phrase I assume has created many speculations and we can continue to debate it between ourselves, but what the Holy Spirit places in my heart this morning is just this. The word of God is God exposing our innermost thoughts and desires, cutting between soul and spirit, setting us free from that which holds us back. Now what does your inner most thoughts and desires look like? Are you still influenced by this world and what other might think of you? Nothing in all creation is hidden from God, making it quite clear that God knows everything and whatever it is that you are ashamed of or that is keeping you from committing your life to Him, God already knows about it. They say that the truth will set you free. In this case you are already exposed and you are going to be accountable for the life you lived before the almighty God. To hear this might concern you and it might place fear in your heart and it can even make you want to give up, because of the life you live or lived, thinking there is no forgiveness for you. This is where the truth will set you free:

So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son. (John 1)

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

My dear friend, Jesus already defeated all your sins, all you need to do is to come to the throne of God and ask and you will be set free. Do not be ashamed anymore, but stand up and let the truth shine through your life.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus