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Posted: January 18th, 2011 | Filed under: life | Tags: | No Comments »

God knows what you mean.

What usually has a negative tone, scriptures about anger or looking at a member of the opposite sex with sex on your mind, isn’t all negative. A degree of anger that makes you a murderer and a level of “checking someone out” that makes you an adulterer (or rapist in some cases) keep people deeply submitted.

These scriptures are there to show you that God judges the heart’s intent. Your life is an expression of a one-on-one conversation with your Creator.

…the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.Hebrews 4:12 ESV

God’s Truths are not one dimensional, if it’s true, it’s true in all cases. Flip it over, shake it, or take out the screws, it means the same thing no matter how you look at it. When you don’t do what you want to do, God knows what you mean. He sees intent. This is a source of relief for those who missed the mark.

God knows that you can’t get it right. You say what you don’t mean. You do what you wish you could take back. You choose one path when you should have chosen another. You get lost. You lose your temper. You strike out, fall down, and forget, but God knows what you mean. He can redeem anything and make a piece of art out of your broken pieces. He can make you so beautiful that it looks as though He broke you on purpose. That’s the unbelievably amazing thing about grace.

God knows you, even when you can’t figure out who the heck you are.

No matter what is coming out of your life, you’re completely dependent on God. If it’s good, it’s from God, if it’s not, then you need God. You can’t be praised without needing to explain Jesus. You can’t be degraded without Jesus showing up to explain you. You’re a balancing act held upright by the hand of God.

So don’t get ahead of the Master and jump to conclusions with your judgments before all the evidence is in. When he comes, he will bring out in the open and place in evidence all kinds of things we never even dreamed of—inner motives and purposes and prayers.1 Corinthians 4:5

…who do you know that really knows you, knows your heart? 1 Corinthians 4:7

People will make mistakes and hurt you. You cannot hold it against them. We each take our turn on the wrong side of right. Be patient and reserve your judgments. They’re not done learning, so all the evidence isn’t in yet.

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