Okay so I have been listening to Francesca Battistelli’s new song called “If We’re Honest.” It has got me thinking. What would happen if we where alot more honest then what we are. Honest with GOD, ourselves, family, friends, ext. What would happen??? Would we be okay? Would our relationship with GOD be alot better?? What would happen?? Well I’m going to be honest with you right now. First thing you need to know is that this is going to be hard on me cause I don’t like to tell alot about me on the web so this is hard. But here we go.
My life is not the way I want to be. (Whose is??? Really????) I have listen to songs that I shouldn’t. Read books that should have pasted my eyes. Watched videos that I shouldn’t have. But I have asked for forgiveness and moved on for those. Now do I mess up?? Ummm yes but I go to GOD and talk to HIM about it. Get rid of it and move on again. But really how many times does it take for us to finally get it??? How many times does it take for us to stop all together?? How many times does it take to listen??
Something that comes to mind is Pharaoh Exodus. There where 10 plagues that hit before he let GOD’S people go. Also on one of them he wanted a day before he wanted them gone. Why???? But let us take a look at them.
- Waters Become Blood – Ex 7:4-25
- Frogs – Ex 8:1-15 (He wanted them gone the next day?!?!?!?!)
- Lice – Ex 8:16-19
- Flies – Ex 8:20-32
- Livestock Diseased – Ex 9:1-7
- Boils – Ex 9:8-12
- Hail – Ex 9:13-35
- Locusts – Ex 10:1-20
- Darkness Ex 10:21-29
- Death of the Firstborn Ex – 12:29-30
Okay 10 times. Ten things happen before he finally let them go. How many times will it take us to get rid of it all together??? How many times do we have to ask for forgiveness before we finally say enough is enough???
On the second plague with the frogs. Pharaoh told Moses to wait till tomorrow to get rid of them. Let us take a look at that.
9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, “Accept the honor of saying when I shall intercede for you, for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only.” 10 So he said, “Tomorrow.” And he said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 And the frogs shall depart from you, from your houses, from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only.” – Exodus 8:9-11
Okay wait tomorrow????? Why wait???? I don’t know about you but if that was me. I would say NOW!!!!! I wouldn’t want frogs all over the place and sleep with them. Okay no!!!! Gross!!!!!!!! But we do that all to often. We keep them way to long and way to much. Now I’m not saying frogs but other things. Here is a list of some things that we keep:
- Music that doesn’t go with GOD’S Word
- A movie
- Anything that the LORD has told you and me to give up
That is just some of the things. There are sooooo much more. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to get rid of it all. Yes it will take time and alot of time with JESUS(I’m game for that). But in the end it will be well worth it. Our relationship with JESUS will be better, family, friends and sooooo much more.
I’m ready for a new beginning with my relationship with my LORD!!!! I’m ready to get rid of anything HE tells me to and anything I see that HE would not like!!!!
IT IS TIME TO BE HONEST WITH JESUS!!!!!!