by Raquel Facey
Today is a day when we all should just take the time to go before God and say “God, here I am, I’ve messed up and I can’t do this alone”.
God desires the truth, not what we THINK He wants to hear.
Imagine that,God is an all knowing God He knows every thought, He knows what we’re going to do before we do it and for some strange reason we find it hard to tell Him what He already knows.
Let’s take a moment and think about Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve were in a garden, God Himself placed them in this garden gave them instructions and left them to just..live their lives. Both Adam and Eve disobeyed God and realized that they were naked. To them, this was shameful so they hid as God came and “looked” for them.
Jesus asked the question,
“Who told you that you were naked?”….
That’s a really good question, who did tell Adam and Eve that they were naked? Did an Angel of God come and say “Hey guys, grab some clothes, that’s shameful” or was it the serpent that deceived Eve?
No one told Adam and Eve that they were naked, no one even explained to them what “covering up” meant. Have you ever taken the time to think about that? Did Jesus explain to them what clothes looked like, or what it meant to cover their bodies? No, He never did.
Do you know what that means? It means that He will NEVER tell you to cover up what you think is shameful, He will NEVER tell you to cover up your pain, He will NEVER tell you to cover up the times that you messed up. Don’t ever allow anything or anyone, not even yourself, to hinder you from going before God, completely “NAKED” with all your emotions, fears, shame, pain, your past or your doubts.
Here’s another one, don’t be afraid to tell God how you feel about HIM. Some of us are upset with God, we blame him for so much that happened in our past or what might be happening now and you know what He says? He says I hear you… I know that you’re upset with me, but I need you to come before me so that we can work this out together, so that you and I can have a solid relationship.
God desires for you to go before Him AS YOU ARE…. You don’t have to fix anything with your boyfriend, or stop doing what you’re that may be wrong. He wants you to go before Him, just the way you are, right now, right this second you know why? He understands that He placed you here, that means He never wants you to be alone, EVER. He desires to be our best friend and it doesn’t matter what anyone told you, God IS your father, He listens, He hears, He understands, and He LOVES you. Go to God… Talk to Him… You won’t be the same again.
Say this prayer
“God, I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done that’s not pleasing in your sight. I’ve messed up, many times but your forgiveness is FOR me, You died for me God and for that I’m grateful. You promised never to leave me and Lord I believe you, I believe that You are here, I believe that You love me and I believe that You will lovingly help me to get through every struggle that Im facing. God, help me to love, trust, and rely on You the way that You desire me to. Strengthen me and give me the peace that passes all understanding as I keep my mind on You”
… Now confess every struggle, desire, doubt, fear and emotion to God.. He hears you, He understands, and His gentle hand will guide you in Jesus name…
God bless you…