“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”
Hi. Can I be really honest with you? Whenever I’ve written or spoken about this topic there has tended to be a range of responses.
There are those that shout for joy that someone is speaking up, who feel relieved that they’re not the only ones struggling with secret issues.
There are those who pat me on the back and commend my courage and who admit that they themselves have been encouraged by what I’ve shared. These are my favourite responses and I really value the people who give them!
Some people even feel challenged to take a closer look at their own lives and question a few things which perhaps they hadn’t before.
Others just ignore me altogether and disregard what I have to say with some politely asking me to chill out and to not be so uptight, or labelling me as “intense” and “legalistic” which really hurts to be honest but these are usually the people who’ve misunderstood what I’ve said.
Although I can’t control people’s responses, I’m starting to see that the way in which I talk about this subject has a massive effect on how it’s received. It’s often an issue that’s tender and that causes us to become defensive as some of us will have had very painful and emotive experiences with the way this has been addressed in the Church. It can be very easy to feel judged or condemned by anyone speaking about this but that’s not my intention.
From the start then, I’d like to state that my goal is really to share a passion I have that I believe I got from God that came out of an awful season in my life. I often find it hard to share and sometimes shy away from it but He always brings it back to me and I believe it’s because it’s close to His heart and it’s become a part of mine.
I do not want to judge or condemn anybody and so you won’t find anything like that in this series. But please remember as you read that there is a difference between condemnation and conviction. Condemnation brings shame and takes away hope while conviction restores vision and renews purpose. If you do feel challenged, don’t pull away, move towards Him.
My goal is really to share a passion I have that I believe I got from God that came out of an awful season in my life…
My hope is that the personal stories I share in openness and vulnerability will remove any sense of accusation or superiority and reveal a simple truth I’ve learned and a simple love for my Saviour that I hope will spark something in you too.
There aren’t a lot of people who read my blogs and I don’t have much to gain from writing them. I have no quotas to fill or targets to hit. Please know then that I really am writing this for you and I really believe it will benefit you if you put it into action.
I want to show you the power of Jesus, the Chain Breaker who gives sight to the blind. I want to show you the beauty of Jesus, the Lover of your soul who gives grace to the humble. I want to show you the passion of Jesus, the jealous Bridegroom who paid the ultimate price to save His beloved and have her by His side. My question is:
Do you want to see Him?
“Please remember that there is a difference between condemnation and conviction. Condemnation takes away hope while conviction restores vision and purpose.”
I hope you’ll join me in this series and put aside whatever you’ve heard before on this provocative subject. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you Brand New Eyes to see God and to see yourself.
Thanks for reading. Here’s Part 1
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