Friday, April 29, 2011
My Hiding Place Ch 9 INS
Ch 9 My hiding place
After reading INS ch 9 I found myself thinking of the things I do in secret. Not that they are bad but are they really things I would be proud of, ok with or comfortable with people seeing and knowing about me. Then one or two days ago( I don't remember which- not that the day matters) I woke up with the thought of the things I have done in secret- not that I think they are horribly bad and aren't forgiven. But they all made me think of what I have done in secret or others do not know about. Then on page 184 I read in Luke 12:2-3 specifically it says: “ There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”
As I lay in bed under my covers I began really examining my thoughts, secrets and behaviors. Did I really say that do that or think that? Yikes. This is not what I want my like to be remembered for because I'm a Jesus girl I want Him to shine through me and if I think or continue to behave like I have in the way past , ( say yesterday) I will be missing the mark totally.
Thanks to this study I have begun to closely examine my thoughts actions and words BEFORE I send them out of me. I know some of the things in my past I am not proud of and I have asked for forgiveness and am working on forgiving others. Not to mention asking Jesus to show me where the darkness still lays.
AS I laid in bed that's all my mind focused on was what have I done, said or thought that will come forth? Have I dealt with it and what will be my steps for the future. This is a major behavior I need to keep in check.
Some of the passages I found that spoke to me are as follows.
Proverbs 12:22 says “The Lord detests (dislikes something very strongly) lying lips but he delights in men ( and women) who are truthful.
Proverbs 13:3 “ He who guards his lips guards his life but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The one I could not find was So as a man thinketh is where his heart is If you read this and know that scripture would you please share it. Thank you.
So my connecting to the soul question will forever be , Will what I say think or do e something I am unashamed of when it is seen?