Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Transparency



It's good day, I believe.




If weakness is a wound that no one wants to speak of
Then "cool" is just how far we have to fall
I am not immune, I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall

Can I lose my need impress?
If you want the truth I need to confess

I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to you

Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
Until everything I hide behind is gone
And when I'm open wide with nothing left to cling to
Only you are there to lead me on.

Honestly, I'm not that strong.

I'm not alright, I'm broken inside And all I go through, it leads me to you
I'm not alright... that's why I need you.




I heard this song for the first time in a while yesterday. And I got to thinking.
Christians, stop being so dang secretive about your life and the bad things going on it it. Seriously. I love this song because it shows transparency. And as Christ followers, it's important to know how to handle hard times, and at the same time be transparent about it. When other people see you, knowing your situation, knowing your trial, knowing your troubles, and then they see the joy of the Lord shining through even brighter, it makes them crave what you have. It makes them wish they could hold the same peace we're given.

We should only be transparent when we're willing to handle bad situations the right way. Until we can truly allow God's joy to overflow our hearts more-so than troubles, we should just keep our mouths shut. But if we can handle our problems with the utmost security and stability in our Lord Jesus Christ, we should not allow those problems to go unnoticed and unknown.

When a lost person sees your pain and simultaneously sees your joy; he/she will want it.




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I told you I wouldn't be able to stay in this house today.
Thankfully my mom's got me going to Gainesville to get my computer fixed.
That should keep me busy.

I'll have to find something else to do.
I need to go to the bank...



The Joy of the Lord is my strength.




Eventually I will get back to that book. I haven't even picked it up in since my last post about it.
I need a new book.
Maybe that's what I'll do today...
Go read a book.

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