Sister Shani, it is better that God thinks well of us than men. :wink: That's way I live my life. Sometimes even when someone will be angry at my decisions but it will please God, so be it. Many people may not like me when I choose to please God, but so be it. I may not be the most popular person around, but so be it.I rather have God think well of me than men. For we can never please all men and their whims and fancies.
Thanks for sharing
From Hwa Silverpen
In December 2007, I made the decision to get "vulnerable". Facing cancer and it's treatment, I felt that if I did not do so, if I did not let anyone in... I would die. I'm not talking about physical death although that was a very real possibility. You see, when we are "closed" we are not just closed to people, we are closed to God as well.
Now I have to tell you, there were some people who did not like that one bit. They did not want to hear a Christian talking about struggles, challenges and fears. Christians weren't supposed to have those sort of feelings. The problem is... if we are honest with ourselves, we all experience those things. How on earth can God help us with those things if we deny that they exist?
One day, you came before God and confessed that you were a sinner and needed a Savior, right? You admitted your "issue" (sin), opened up your heart to God and as a result, He poured out His mercy and grace upon you... and you were cleansed from all unrighteousness. You had to become "vulnerable" with God, right?
No, we cannot be vulnerable with everyone all of the time. However, we can be vulnerable with God and if you ask Him, He may even bring some other people who you can be "vulnerable" with as well. People who love you despite your imperfections
Vulnerability is a scary thing and like I said, we cannot be vulnerable with everyone. However, if we stand before God with a "closed heart"... He can't fill it and we in turn, cannot truly bless others.
I appreciate your honesty. Many of us have skeletons we try and keep buried. I know there is no better place to bury anything, or better place to hide, than my Lord Jesus Christ. Others may not understand, but He knows us even better than we ourselves. Thanks for sharing, and those deep thoughts. God Bless. billy