Luke 8:16-18 New International Version (NIV)
A Lamp on a Stand
16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”
IT IS NO SECRET ~
God is our hiding place
Psalm 31:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling
from accusing tongues.
It's important to me that I kept a secret and not share it with anyone. I had someone I trusted years ago and I told a secret to, then they shared with someone else. It broke my trust in them and I distance myself from them. God knows our hearts and knows everything about us. God knows we need friendships and brings people into our lives who can keep a secret. A true friend and someone who goes to God in prayer on our behalf when needed. Gossip is not an option in my life and hopefully not yours. I have people in my life that I have told a secret and they have kept it. A trustworthy person who cares is valuable in all of our lives. God says:
Luke 16:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
SECRET ~ RESPONSIBILITIES ~ TRUSTWORTHY
God is able to take all of sins and cast them into the sea of forgetfulness. The enemy of our soul would like to remind us of our sin and we are able to remind him of his future. The devil has no place in our lives and we are to live in freedom of God's word. When you have asked God to forgive you, he does. It is over and done with according to his word. Then it becomes time to dwell in the shadow of God.
Please know this secret place ~
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
Sometimes in life we hold secrets that we think people would not understand. It's those broke places or sins that stay hidden. There is nothing hide from God and we must know that. Although, he gives us a way out over and over by asking forgiveness. We must turn from old thoughts, sins and live in the forgiveness of his power. You are a overcomer and the secret is out, GOD IS ABLE to give you freedom of the past and push you into a brand new day with grace plus mercy. Once again, it is NO SECRET what God can do in your life and through your life. Let him in and experience freedom.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. The secrets you hold, God already knows and cares. Let go of what you can't change and change the things you can.