“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” ~ Hebrews (TNIV) What does that verse speak to you? In the New King James version it says, “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” I love how the word, “naked” is used! When I read that it made me see how freeing that is… that God sees me “naked”… warts, moles, lumps, bumps, sin, and all!!! And yet He still chooses to love me and use me in His great plan!!!
You might wonder why I would see it as freeing… how many of us can even fathom the idea of standing naked in front of anyone and the vulnerability that would produce??? I know… yikes! Almost intolerable, right? But this verse shows that we are already that vulnerable with God. We can never pull anything over on our Heavenly Father, so why try??? Do I sin? Do I make mistakes? Do I judge others unfairly? Yes… yes… and yes! It is not that I will never screw-up, but when I do it is just so much easier to confess it and seek God’s forgiveness as soon as I recognize my sin. That is what is so freeing for me! Father always knows what is coming… we never surprise Him. And He has promised us He will always forgive when we ask with sincere hearts.
“If we freely admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just, true to His own nature and promises, and will forgive our sins and continuously cleanse us from all unrighteousness (everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action).” ~ I John 1:9 (AMP)
A weight has been lifted off me! I cannot hide my “nakedness” from Him, but that is okay!!! I challenge you to take the time to read Hebrews 4 and see what other great things God has for you. Remember to allow yourself to stand “naked” before God… let Him point out those things that may not be quite right. You are already accepted… it’s ALL good!
Rejoicing in Truth!