Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hiding in The Garden



Why do we do that? Why did they do that? It is not like HE does not know, or did not know. Of course HE did. The word of God tells us that Christ was crucified from the Foundations of the Earth........ 1 Peter 1 "18-20 God had a plan way back there...... HE knew they would sin. But they were foolish enough to think they could hide anything from HIM.
HE came to visit, but instead HE had to seek them out and then offer up the first sacrifice for their sin.
We still do that today, we still hide in our gardens of our busy lives going here and there and hiding among the jobs and the kids and the cleaning and the stuff, and when HE comes just to visit HE finds unrepentant sin that we think we have well hid.
Why do we think that because we are born again that we do not have the ability to sin, of course we do. If he took away the ability to hate, then there goes the ability to love. HE did not create us to control us like a marionette, HE created us with a choice. We choose to love and show mercy and be kind, BUT we have the ability to hate and treat others unkind, or have hateful thoughts or envy, jealousy, pride and the list goes on.
The ability is there and we sin everyday. It is attitude and the heart. So just because we are Christians does not mean that there is not going to be sin. We cannot hide from those feeling and when they rear their ugly heads we repent!
There is a situation in my life that some days the hate in me rises to the top and I struggle with the anger that it brings. Do I feel these things, yes I do.
I came home the other day and the anger in me was rising to the surface and I was taking it out on the pots and pans in my sink. I was angry and the hate in me was nasty and so wanting to spew out its venom. I stopped where I stood and ask the Father God to PLEASE heal whatever it is that is within me that causes the anger and hatred to rise. I did not just want relief for the moment, I wanted healing for the reason.
HE knew, HE saw the hate and the anger, I did not hide in the garden, I faced HIM and asked for HIS help. HE is able, I am not. HE is GOD and I am fallible flesh.
I am born-again, spirit filled, on fire for God and I SIN..........
So I pray next time, which will most likely be today, when sin rises up in me for whatever reason I will not hide in the garden, I will repent so that when HE comes to walk and talk in the cool of the evening, there will be no unrepentant sin to hinder our fellowship.
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Thought For Today

God's providence is not in baskets lowered from the sky, but through the hands and hearts of those who love him. The lad without food and without shoes made the proper answer to the cruel-minded woman who asked, "But if God loved you wouldn't he send you food and shoes?" The boy replied, "God told someone, but he forgot."

George Buttrick

9 comments:

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Denise, you're right on target with this post! We can't hide....

Thank you for this!

~Beth

Flip Flop Floozie said...

We know now that we cannot hide but then they did not know. We have the bible so we know more than I believe they did in the Garden..that is why we have to study our bibles to learn what God wants of us...Great post Denise...

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

ktwalden said...

This was just the type of thought provoking post I needed to read today. I can totally relate to this all the way around. Especially liked your thought for the day...my prayer is follow the Spirit's leading and not to forget those that God is pointing me to...

Joyce said...

Lovely change up on your site!!!
I like it alot.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It is now letting me comment again. This is a wonderful post...Hugs...Mary

Mary said...

Denise,

A beautiful and inspiring post. God gave us free will and it is up to us to make the right decisions.

Hope all is well with you and your parents.

Blessings for a great week.
Mary

Donetta said...

:)
Clean hands and a pure heart...is in a second by second action by action, though by thought.
Renewing of course the answer to our mind. It is in the unashamed state of fellowship where he knows us...we are naked and not ashamed. we are face down , he reaches out to us and lifts our chin to look into His eyes of love, not condemnation.
He longs for our eye... to look into them.

Mimi said...

we have to ask for forgiveness every day...I know that I have problems with attitude many many times...and I like you have to stop where I stand and ask forgiveness....

this is just what I needed to hear today...

Thanks for stepping on my toes!!!
Love ya,
Mimi