Our youngest, Britton, loves a good secret.
Let me clarify that statement. Britton (a.k.a. B) loves to tell a good secret! If you have something in our house that needs to be kept under wraps…birthday gift, family surprise or a trip location…it’s best to not let the big guy know. With B there are NO secrets. If he knows something, he tells it. If he’s feeling something, you can see it in his face. He’s one of the most transparent people I know.
How many of us have secrets that we don’t reveal?
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
Hidden pieces of our character and our human nature that we don’t want others to see. It might be anger, greed or jealousy. I have them. There are secret rooms in my heart that I need to address.
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7:20-23
We all need to realize that there are no secrets with God. He knows our thoughts and every weakness.
Secrets can consume us and keep us from walking with Jesus. The best way to deal with secrets is to shed light on our problems. Confess our weaknesses and ask for help.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
We have the ultimate Counselor.
Please pray for me to rid my heart of secrets. And let me know if I may pray for you.
And don’t tell B what you’ve purchased anyone for their birthday.