You wear masks.
You fake it on a regular basis.
And you… the real you…disappears conveniently behind
…familiar people or places.
But I know you.
Because I made you.
And I love everything about you.
Everything I make is good.
So stop hiding.
At least stop hiding from Me.
My love, I understand why you hide from everyone else
…People are cruel.
…People are critical.
But I’m not people.
While I am righteous, holy, and perfect, I am also full of grace and mercy.
And don’t forget I love you.
I love you to death.
In fact, I’m thinking of you all the time.
And I don’t mind reminding you of that every now and again.
If you could just
… grasp how much I love you
… face me with a naked heart
… and trust that I won’t hurt you.
Then I could fill you up.
And when I fill you up… it won’t matter so much that people are cruel, judgmental, or critical.
Because you won’t be dependent on others to fan the flame that burns in your soul.
My love is enough.
It’s enough to
…light the flame
…fan it into a fantastic fiery light
…and keep it burning each and every day of your life.
I am enough.
And because I love you…
Just the way you are.
You are enough… despite
… your imperfections
… your past failures
…your inadequacies or limitations
So you don’t have to hide.
Come into My light
…and let My light shine on you and through you.
And guess what?
As My light and love frees you to come out of hiding…
…It will flow to others
…They will be touched and healed
…They will learn of My love
And learn how to come out of hiding too.
But it starts with you.
So stop hiding.
Especially from Me.
“…I have loved you with a love that lasts forever. And so with unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3
Notes from my Morning Meeting with Jesus – March 17th