Friday, December 16, 2016

"The Rich Simplicity" -12/16/16 - 1 Timothy 1-6

" but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God."(6:6)

 I really can't think of anything more exhausting than pretending to be someone you are not. 
In so many ways it leads to self-destruction. 
How often are we guilty of trying to impress someone with things, status, lifestyle. 
All at the cost of whom we really are. 
How often do we believe just being "ourselves" isn't enough. 
How often do we doubt who ABBA made "us" to be is sorely lacking and won't be enough to be accepted by Him and other persons.

Right up there with the blessing of the gifts in knowing our Salvation is paid for by Christ, in knowing in Christ, we are covered with His Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness, there also needs to be knowing, without any doubt, all moments spent with our ABBA -  He wants us to only to be "ourselves".

We need to fully comprehend He knows our hearts through and through.  Any mask we put on, He sees "us" behind it. No longer do we have to hide away parts of ourselves we think are totally unacceptable, He already knows and through Christ has accepted us. No longer do we think our words are ones He doesn't want to be bothered with, but instead He desires to hear each and every one.  No longer do we have to have a "stiff upper lip", He cries with us and captures each tear in a bottle.  No longer do we believe we are out in this world alone, He has each of us in the palm of His Hand, totally controlling all of life. He lives within and outside of us, totally surrounding us with His family. 

Simply being "ourselves". 
With Him.
Sharing all of living this life as the person He created each of us to be.
This is what He desires.

 Such a gift has been given to each one of "us". Knowing our ABBA wants nothing more, nothing less, than "us".

"the rich simplicity"...............

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