…of course, He wants you to always appear NAKED before Him, stop hiding! Hiding will only draw you farther from him, enslave you in guilt, rip you of your inheritance, tamper your relationship with him, lower your self-esteem, make you lose your identity, rob you of your blessings and instil fear. Why do you keep wallowing in the thoughts of the ills you have done, the addictions and sins committed? Do not forget, He loves the PERSON but hates the ACT and all you need to do is to sincerely confess all to Him, this gives us the confidence to always appear before Him NAKED, 1 John 1:19 “if we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. Hey friend! He wants you to come just the way you are, Matthew 11:28 “come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”.
We have been taken unaware by His enemy, who also is our enemy by the pleasures of the world which leads to the choices we make and most of which are driven by selfish desires and interests. We look at the choices He makes for us himself as not right or timely and in a bid to override it, we find ourselves wallowing in it’s repercussions which makes us hide. Hey! Do not forget, temptations, at first sight, are beautiful. Why not let go and Let HIM? Allow him to take charge, Jeremiah 29:11, “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end“.
Many times, we are so overwhelmed by our weaknesses, faults and shortcomings which prevents us from going NAKED to His presence because we feel we cannot live up to his standard. We dwell on and keep giving excuses of these inadequacies forgetting that He has called us to make us fit and qualified, Philippians 2:13, ” For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure“. Can the CREATOR lack an understanding of His CREATION? He knows you more than you know yourself so, He knows every of these inadequacies and wants to help you out of it. All He is asking for is that you no longer look at SELF but see His ability in your inability and His strength in your weakness, 2 Corinthians 12: 9, “and He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in your weakness”. He wants you to come NAKED exactly just the way you are. “Honesty will sustain your relationship with Him“. He does not want you to hide behind the shadow of the poor relationship you have had and are still having with him. He is always where He is but we keep moving far away from him, James 4: 8, “draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you”. Do not be deceived by the thought: “will He still hear me when I speak to Him?”. Of course, He always wants to hear what you have to say, He wants the lost fellowship to be renewed all because of His unconditional LOVE.
What have you gained from doubting His love for you? What exactly has been making you hide? What guilt has taken it’s grip on you? He wants to have you back on track with Him, make a U-turn today and be determined to make things right by saying a word to Him. I would love that at this juncture, you say something to Him, expressing how you feel in all honesty and humility. How do you feel about doing that? Do not forget each time you appear before Him, he wants you to come NAKED.
I will love to read your testimony!
Article written by Folakemi Ojo.