Naked Before The Lord

How sad it is when a child cannot go to their parents with a problem and just be real.  Yes! Mom and dad might be upset, nevertheless the love that they have for their child, would supersede the disappointment.  The Bible says that if an earthly father provides, then how much more will our heavenly Father provide for His children.   Yet when many of us go to our Father, who has already invited us to cast all our cares upon Him, we go masked with self righteousness and religious, theological crutch, hiding our pain to Him that loves us most.  We go before Him hiding our real weakness and concerns, when all the time He wants us to come before him naked.  In Genesis, the 3rd chapter, these words are recorded:

8And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

9And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou?

10And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11And he said, who told thee that thou was naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou should not eat?

12And the man said, the woman whom thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

When we clothe ourselves before the Lord and hide our sins, and hide our shortcoming, we loose true conversation and communication with our Father.  The only thing that we should be clothe with is our work for the kingdom, but when we go before Him, we should lose the titles, loose the positions,  and come before Him, just as we are.  But many church folks are unable to do this, because it makes us seem in our minds, less than holy, because the modern church has taught that saved folks are not suppose to have problems.   But there is a reason that Jesus told us that He would wipe all tears from our eyes, so unless we can be real with God, we will never find real deliverance.   But we come to the Lord with our excuses, or politically or religiously response or plea,  or excuses, when the Lord want us to just come, not come with excuses, not come with our holier than thou mask, but come with true brokenness, with true pain, with true concerns, come before Him naked, hiding nothing.

The Lord wants communication with His children, as He did not ask Adam why he was hiding, or did he eat of the tree, because He did not know.  God knows everything, but Adam did what we always do, place the blame elsewhere, or try to fixed it up, when God already knew that man would fall and had a plan of escape in Jesus Christ.  God knows your struggles; He knows your weakness, He knows your shortcomings, as no matter what we tell the Lord, believe me when I tell you that He is not shocked.  All He want us is to come.   Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest, come boldly before my throne, I am your father, but when we do come, we must come real.  We must come naked.

I am writing this on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 9:32am, with about a day and half left of my semi fast and sabbatical to seek the Lord for concerns and issues in my life.  And when I sought the Lord, I heard him say, if you come before me naked, be careful what you asked for, because I will do it.  When I posted it on my FACEBOOK page, I wrote, in my lack of faith, God said, I “just” might do it, but the Lord didn’t say that….He said I will do it”.   And that is one of the problems, the Lord is sick of phony church folks hiding behind their titles, and self proclaim strength in all areas.  But God said if you come before me naked, no collar, but with everything showing, every roll, come before me with the gut showing, come before me hiding nothing, but a sincere heart, and I heard the Lord say, if you this, be careful what you ask for, because I will do it.  Come before Him with the weave on the dresser, come before Him, with the make up off, come before with every role, and every sagging part, and God said, be careful what you ask for…..I will do it.   Come before the Lord naked and leave clothe in His mercy (thanks Christina for a wonderful ending).

P.S. —as I am about to post this blog, around 3pm of this same day, I receive news that is breaking my heart, to point of tears…again, I must go to him naked.   As I must come “just as I am”

Published on March 11, 2010 at 3:33 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thanks so much. I needed this today. I am struggling with the “nakedness” but God knows that and is helping me through. I am listening to the video as I am writing this and bearing my heart, soul and mind to God. Just As I Am.

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