real or not real

Priscilla Schirer is one of my favorite speakers and teachers of Scripture. She pulls no punches, speaks with the authority of Scripture, and challenges us, as fellow believers, to stand on the Truth of God. I have heard different portions of her speaking and read her books. The reason I have enjoyed her so much is because she is real. She doesn’t claim to have it all, know it all, or do it all. Her honesty is refreshing and reminds me that I don’t have to be fake in my time with God.

God is not looking at me to see a perfect person, He looks at me as His child. I have been perfected through Christ, but I am still being perfected at the same time. I can be real when I struggle, when I feel animosity toward someone else. I am able to speak plainly when I don’t like where I am and when I am grateful for where I have been.

When we are not real with God He knows it and it prevents us from having a deeper relationship with Him. It only hurts us in the long term. If I am going to grow as a believer, then dishonesty has no place in my walk with God.

Adam and Eve saw God after they sinned and yet they blamed their nakedness as the reason they hid from Him. It wasn’t the reason, it was a consequence of the real reason. They had disobeyed God. By not being honest when He gave them an opportunity, they walked away from God even further.

Best Beloved, when you aren’t telling the truth to God you aren’t fooling anyone but yourself. It only prevents you from getting the true, real healing you need. The wisdom, direction, and correction you need. Let’s start being real with God when it’s difficult so that we can build the hard habit of honesty, no matter how we are feeling.

It’s time to stand on the Truth and speak the Truth.

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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