Our churches are filled with people who outwardly look contented and at peace, but inwardly are crying out for someone to love them… they are-confused, frustrated, frightened, guilty, and often unable to communicate with their own families. But other people in the church look so happy and contented that one seldom has the courage to admit his own deep needs before such a self-sufficient group as the average church meeting appears to be.
Taking It to God
- It allows others to know us as we really are, which helps cultivate relationships.
- It allows us to seek forgiveness from the people our failures and weaknesses have wronged and look for ways to make restitution.
- It allows God’s light to shine on our brokenness and others to come to our aid which greatly enhances the healing process
- It is not always possible to be sure we are right and others wrong
- We can be blinded by our own ambition
- We may not be smarter or more spiritual than they are
- Our decision may be an act of our independent selfishness or wrong desire in our heart
- Make the decision that reveals who you really are inside
Pray to our Heavenly Father stating this is the best decision you know how to make and ask Him to let it be seen for what it is, if wrong then let everyone know and if right then please confirm it.
Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of expensive perfumed oil, and she poured it on his head as he was at the table. When the disciples saw this, they became indignant and said, "Why this waste? It could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor!" When Jesus learned of this, he said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a good service for me. For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me! When she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her." (Matthew 26:6-13 NET)
- listen with compassion
- help you see the truth about your sin so you can live forgiven and free as well
- stand with you in the struggle to walk in Christ’s freedom