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Secrets

Secrets is an example of how God “speaks” to us about His love and acceptance. 

My husband called and said that he, his boss, and several co-workers had decided on a last minute dinner after work. My husband has always been VERY good about inviting me to join him whenever he can, and I appreciate it greatly.  I have met many interesting and nice people by accompanying him on business dinners.  Tonight, however, I wasn’t looking forward to going.  I didn’t have much time to get ready, and I didn’t know all of the people who were attending.  Still, I had made it a habit to accept an invitation when it was extended.

I am what I would describe as a “boring” dresser.  A kinder way to put it would be “conservative”.  I put on my black pants, black shoes, and black shirt with a little white trim.  I even had a black shawl that I had gotten for Christmas to throw over the top to complete the outfit.
 
It was time to go. I walked over to the drawer to get my keys, my glasses, my wallet and my purse. As I placed my wallet in my purse, I smiled. It was bright shiney green! 
 
Over the holiday season, I had run into a great sale on wallets.  Being in need, I took advantage of the sale.  As I looked through the choices, there were many in my traditionally favorite color.  Black.  But the green wallet called to me.  Feeling frivolous and carefree, I picked it from the bin and took it to the register. 
 
That evening as I walked to meet my husband, I knew no one would know that I had that wallet in my purse. No one but God.   On the outside nothing was outstanding.  But on the inside, where no one else could see, was hidden a piece of the real me.
 
I went to dinner with additional confidence that night. In the midst of people I did not really know, I felt loved. One who knows me was there with me. Sharing the secret of the knowledge of who I really am.  And loving me for who I was created to be.
 
Questions to Ponder:
Do you have secrets? God knows your secrets too.
Do you have happy secrets? Share them with Him.
Do you have sad secrets? Talk to Him about them.
 
It is safe to share your secrets with God.
For its no secret.  He cares deeply about you!
 
 Isaiah 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
 
Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
 
  Isaiah 55:12
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
 
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