SECRETS & LIES

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In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The truth is, every one is haunted by something from their past.  Whether great or small, our sins always rear their ugly heads at one time or another.  If you’re in politics, you can almost count on that secret sin being uncovered.  With the current technology it can be done in an instant and a reputation is sullied and destined for the dump in no time.

We, the people, are often eager to digest news that points out the flaws of other’s.  To some it makes them feel superior. To others it’s like food that feeds the “enquiring mind.”  To most it has become the menu of the day, particularly when you want to hurt someone or destroy their popularity.

Kids post something nasty on social media about another kid and suddenly it goes viral.  Within a flash of time this kid is the subject of abuse for the day – is overcome with embarrassment and takes his own life.  We can’t blame the kids completely.  They’re simply following the lead of their parents, teachers and others who influence their young lives.

Do you have a secret sin that tugs at your heartstrings on occasion?  Does the devil use that weakness to draw you away from God? Would you be devastated if it became exposed to the world or even within your own family?  Jesus chastised a group ready to stone a woman for having an adulterous affair and he said to them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  The result spoke volumes as the group dispersed without a word or a stone being cast.

We’re all guilty of sin.  We were born with that Old Adam and it will stay with us until we die.  If we repent of our sins, God will surely forgive them.  In fact they were already erased when Jesus gave His life for us.  However, because we still carry original sin in our souls, we need to make confession to God on a daily basis.  Repenting first and meaning it.  Realizing that God no longer convicts us because of His great grace, we then go on living and trying to sin no more.  We cannot purchase our forgiveness.  We cannot work our way to heaven by doing good deeds.  We cannot hide anything from God..  He knows us inside and out and yet He loves us in spite of ourselves.

The devil wants us to keep remembering those old sins, so that our guilt overtakes us and we fall away from God because we don’t feel worthy of forgiveness.  Remember that Jesus didn’t pass judgment on the thief next to Him on the cross.  He promised that the thief would be with Him that day in paradise, because of his faith.

 “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:21-24

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to SECRETS & LIES

  1. I love this post, Kathy! This reminds me of a song I wrote a couple of months ago:

    Never Too Broken
    by Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote

    You are never too broken
    You haven’t fallen so far
    That God’s grace cannot find you
    Wherever you are

    As far as the east is from the west
    So far has He removed our sins from us
    As far as the east is from the west
    So far has He removed our sins from us

    And we are never too broken
    We’ll never fall so far
    That God’s grace cannot find us
    Wherever we are

    As high as the heavens are above the earth
    So great is our Father’s love for us
    As high as the heavens are above the earth
    So great is our Father’s love for us

    And you are never too broken
    You’ll never fall so far
    That God’s grace cannot find you
    Wherever you are!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      This is lovely. Are you going to try and publish it? I need to do something with my poetry too.

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      • I have thought about publishing my songs, but somehow I never get around to doing anything about it. I hope you do publish your poetry, I would definitely buy the book.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I’m still waiting for your memoir. How’s that coming? Between the two of us we must get make a buck or two. I don’t submit stuff because of my fear of rejection.

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      • I am writing at least a little on my memoir every day. Which is way better than I did last year, and all the years before, when I mostly just thought about writing, and felt bad for not writing, most days! At the rate I am going now, I believe that I will finally have my first draft finished, some time in late November or early December. Then the rewriting will begin, augh! But rewriting is a lot easier for me, than pounding out the first draft.

        Yes, I agree, rejection is very painful, and I hate it, too. However, I was greatly encouraged recently when I read that Stephen King saved all of his rejection slips on a nail that he stuck in his wall, until there were too many rejections for the nail, so then he hung them on a spike. But he certainly got the last laugh on all those shortsighted agents and publishers, didn’t he! I am not a fan of his horror books by any means, but knowing that SK was rejected to that degree, only to become hugely successful later, makes rejection seem a lot less daunting!

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  2. Such amazing grace!! Thank you for this beautiful post and reminder that God loved and loves us despite our sin and provided grace through His son!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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