This past week has been devastating in my heart. Nothing to do with my family nor my life. But God has been showing me how people are around me are living masked lives. Looking so good on the outside but completely chained on the inside.
It started last Sunday. God showed me how we can be super spiritual at church but are full of unforgiveness, lies, selfishness, gossiping, envy, comparing and the party spirit deep within our hearts. We give our biggest “Amens” and “Hallelujahs” but what people do not know is we hold on to these fleshly attitudes and are not willing to let go for freedom’s sake. Because of pain. Because of pride. What we don’t know is it is taking us downhill. We’re not realising that we’re dying. We’re not realising that we’re already in bondage. Then the next few days came this week. Other stories came and wrecked me. Lives of Christians looking all good on the outside but are already choked with secrets sins on the inside. There is pornography, vices, homosexuality, lust issues, marital problems, living together outside of Jesus’ blessing for marriage, etc. Lives chasing the world’s recognition to be accepted. Lives eating back the puke they’ve thrown years ago. Lives on the verge of destruction both here and eternity. I am broken inside. I am anguished over all of these things. I can’t understand why people easily hold on to the things that destroy them when Jesus is offering life. Surely their consciences are seared. All I can do is pray that God will open their eyes. I am very much troubled over these lives. How much more the heart of the Father… THUS THIS IS MY HEARTFELT PLEA… If you are living a secret life… If you live OK on the outside but is already dying inside… repent and turn back to God. There is forgiveness and freedom in His name. There is washing in His blood. Go back to your Father. There is no sin big enough He can’t forgive. There is still time. You still have hope.
Just like in the story of the Israelites’ journey to their promise land. Life is always on the other side. You have to cross the Jordan. Renew your covenant with God and start anew. Don’t settle in the wilderness and live the lifestyle of Egypt. Be washed. Crossover.