So why am I hiding?
I want to be unhidden. I want the omnipresence and omnipotence of God to wreck me – to be so real to me that I will not be afraid of uttering things He already knows.
David was raw. He let it rip and poured his heart out with no shame or restraint. I can’t seem to put sentences together without thinking for a second or two. What made him so – I want to say authentic but that’s not it – so unhidden?
Transparent may have been a better word. God sees it all. I guess David had revelation on that. God sees it all, He knows it all.
I suppose David found freedom in that. I guess it allowed Him to be transparent before the Lord. Essentially, hiding things from Him is senseless because He knows it anyway.
And not even sin just thoughts and emotions and fears and the reality of my soul’s downcastness. Being vulnerable before Him is okay because He loves me and wants me to be whole and complete and unhidden. For freedom’s sake Christ set me free.
He set me free so that I can be free. So why am I hiding?
It’s been so long
and I don’t know
what’s been going
on; but I need
There’s a void in
me waiting to
be filled somehow.
I guess I need
There’s so much I
want to say – so
much I long to
but I can’t. I
can only feel the
eat away at
So I will write.
I will write all
that I cannot
say and end the
Jesus is many things… But who is He to you?
via Jesus Is _____.
Remember the Mary Mary classic “Shackles?”
I could never listen to that and not dance or sing or shout at the top of my lungs… Sang it en route from work today.
For the first time I thought about what I was singing. Just in case you have no idea what I’m on about here are the lyrics to the first verse – the lyrics that hit me.
“In the corners of mind
I just can’t seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my
And yes I was dancing across the square as I made my way to the station but at the same time I had this nagging thought, “How badly bond must someone be to get to that point where you don’t believe you can break free.” Yet many people are in bonds, shackled, with no reason to believe that they can be free.
Then I remembered how Paul and Silas sang hymns in jail and while they sang there was an earthquake and their shackles unfastened (Acts 16:25-26). They were just singing hymns like my mom does when she’s cleaning. No warfare. No rebuking the enemy just singing hymns and talking to the Father. But doesn’t the psalmist say that He inhabits the praises of His people? No wonder!
My heart breaks for those who feel hopeless tonight. Father I pray for your children who are in bonds and see no reason to believe that they can be freed. Send Your word into their lives and shine Your light. Write a song on their hearts. A new song for their soul to sing. In Jesus Name Amen.
For as long as I may live
I’ll worship You my King
And as long as my lips can move
Your praises I will sing.
As long as the sun may rise
and set in the eve
I will bless Your name oh, God.
For You are holy
and worthy of all praise.
Yes, You are holy
and we glorify Your name.
From today and even through eternity
we will magnify Your name oh, God.
With Love from the Vineyard,