I have decided that being fake pretty much sucks. I am what I am and that’s all there is to it. (Cue Popeye laugh) But you see I have this reputation to uphold. I have to 'appear' to be this pristine perfect 'thing' that never gets into trouble, never sins, never doubts, never utters a 'cuss' word, never 'drinks' and never gets jealous or depressed.
So this is me, and if sanctification (more Love) is going to have a chance, if the Holy Spirit is going get to work in my spirit then I need to get real.
Here's the thing. I don't boast about my faults or what some would consider to be faults. I don’t judge others if they disagree about some of these gray areas and don’t do them, I am just not going to pretend that I am a Spirit guru when I am not. I strive for Holiness, but Holiness isn't wielding a pocket/palm bible verse…thingy, clocking in a zillion hours of prayer, listening to ONLY Christian music, or never cussing or drinking a beverage with .6 % alcohol. Holiness comes when the Love of God flows so freely though you that the person receiving it IS seeing and hearing God. And it is only when you are honest with yourself and others about yourself that God can really work. How is anyone supposed to know how thankful you are for what the Lord has done when you don’t really have anything to be thankful for because you are sooooo perfect?
God will not shine through a veil of lies, no matter how many scriptures you can recite, how many Smitty songs you know, or how starched your suit is. He knew you in the womb and saw you when you came out- naked, bloody and slimy. No sense in pulling fast ones on the Big Man. There is no garden big enough for you to hide. And if He decides to shine through them you might find his light illuminating something you wanted to keep hidden.