Beads of Joy 04-09-10
Fri -God Knows Our Heart
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Series I - The Call
I almost forgot to tell everyone; there is nothing that you can hide from Jesus. He knows our hearts, our minds, and our every thought. He knows if we are planning something deceitfully, He knows if we have a hidden agenda, He knows when we know we're lying, and why we are lying. He knows if we are doing one thing to get another. He knows everything. So right from the start that makes for some interesting discussions. LOL. So all our secrets no longer exist, from God, instead in His eye, all is transparent. No closed door keeps Him out, even if your heart and mind close Him out, He still has access. I guess with a start like that, it's obvious that Jesus knows all and sees all. The big reason behind all that is because God is our creator, and being our creator, He alone knows all things about everything. For it was His hand that crafted everything we can see and touch, and He also created us.
Jesus knows everything about us and the direction our lives will go, by the choices we make, just as He knew what was going to happen to Himself, "When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me one who is eating with me." Mark 14:17-18. Nothing can be hidden from Jesus. By doing this, He is the keeper. Our awareness of His ever present visual on us, should keep us more loyal to Him, our sinning should be less frequent, at least our lazy purposeful sinning. I highly recommend reading all of Isaiah 29, but for today let us look at verses 15-16, "Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?" You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter, "He knows nothing"?" Now isn't that so insightful to the truth?
Some people out there might think, "God don't care about me so much, that He knows everything I am doing, thinking or believing, if He was real He'd have everyone know Him." Why ever would someone think this? Well those were my own thoughts prior to my spiritual awaking in 1983. Not only did I not believe there was a God, but in the same thought I'd mention Him and say just that. Atheist, at least the kind I claimed to be; have very strange twisted logic. They believe in their hearts that God don't exist, yet in another breathe they question God. You go figure. God exists !, if you refuse to believe little ole me; that's ok, but write it down and have someone put it in your casket. And when you stand before God - You tell Him He don't exist and then ask Him anything your heart desires. LOL. Are we willingly to be so niave and so closed mind in our own little worlds; that we think God, thee Almighty God and maker of the entire universe, has no access to what we think? Please! Since He created us, then He knows everything about us. Nothing is hidden from Him.
What can we do in our lives that show God, that we are serious about following His Son? Our minds need to be cleansed with His word, our eyes need to spend time looking at Him on the cross not at things that contaminate our spirit. Our ears must be open to hearing the will of Him in our lives, and listen to His word. Living The Gospel helps us reeducate and focus more fully on Jesus. The days ahead maybe dark, and things tend to lean towards the bad before the good. Just know that Jesus knows who we are and what we are feeling though these times. He is always looking at us with an open loving, forgiving heart. We in turn should do the same. Remember that old saying, "Can't hide from God." Well it's true, we can't. We also need to take this to the next level, you know the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) slogan, and "If Jesus were right here with you, right now, what would you say or do?". His presence is real, very real. Let's keep that in mind as we continue our walk with Him.
And they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yeah, they'll know we are Christians by our love.
Songs keep racing through my mind these past few nights.
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO