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Denial

25 Aug

Denial is a favorite method of coping for many Christians. But not with Jesus. He wants truth in the inmost being, and to get it there he’s got to take us into our inmost being. One way he’ll do this is by bringing up an old memory. You’ll be driving down the road and suddenly remember something from your childhood. Or maybe you’ll have a dream about a long-forgotten person, event, or place. However he brings it up, go with him there. He has something to say to you.

The lessons that have been laid down in pain can be accessed only in pain. Christ must open the wound, not just bandage it over. Sometimes he’ll take us there by having an event repeat itself years later, only with new characters in the current situation. We find ourselves overlooked for a job, just as we were overlooked by our parents. Or we experience fear again, just as we felt those lonely nights in our room upstairs.

These are all invitations to go with him into the deep waters of the heart, uncover the lies buried down there, and bring in the truth that will set us free. Don’t just bury it quickly; ask God what he is wanting to speak to.

Published, 25th Aug, Ransomed Heart // Daily Reading

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Devotions, GOD, God's Grace, Inspiration, Life

 

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8 responses to “Denial

  1. petesmama

    August 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    You woman! I think you have been personally assigned to me this week. I was just reliving some stuff and wondering what it was there for. Also been remembering people I would rather forget. This has cleared some stuff up for me – there are ghosts I need to lay to rest, especially with a wedding upcoming in a few months!

    Thank you and receive your blessing. If I knew who you were I might send you some wedding cake! But the blessing is much more useful. 🙂

     
    • TRP

      August 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Haha… love it!!

      And I receive my blessing!

       
  2. Angela Kintu

    August 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Abeeno? Abeeno wuwuuu…?

    I came with a regrettably late invitation to blog about thyself. Excuse the lateness, but please accept the invitation over at mine.

    Okay? Thank you please.

     
    • TRP

      August 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      **swelling with importance**

      aaahhhh, thank you please, for noticeably noticing me.

      Tomorrow, I shall be doing just that.

       
  3. Nev

    August 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Petesmama, you’re being married soon? Wowu.

    I said it before, TRP, you’re on a roll… but mukwano, slow down… I am trying to keep up…

     
    • petesmama

      August 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Munange, yes. 🙂 Of course I am accepting all cash contributions towards it. Most importantly, though, please pray for us. Marriage is so under attack these days it is frightening. I want one that lasts for life, that is truly happy and spirit-filled and that gives God glory and encourages young people to get married too.

      So, are you attending?

       
      • TRP

        August 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

        wedding… wedding… pm congs!!

        Banange, monetary contributions are in order, when is the date??

         
  4. Nev

    August 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Where? nevender[at]gmail[dot]com

     

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