Thought to share: Be real with ME. There is no need for you to approach ME wearing a mask or hiding behind your walls. When you come to ME – presenting ME with what you think I want to see and saying what you think I want to hear – you inhibit intimacy with ME. You keep ME at a distance and prevent ME from giving you what you need. Stop the facade and come to ME with open honesty and full transparency. I already know everything about you. I even know things about you that you are not aware of. Nothing you say will surprise or shock ME. You cannot make ME love you any more or less than I do. So be real and you’ll find our relationship much more rewarding.
1Samuel 16:7 (NLT) But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Psalm 139:1-4 (NLT) O LORD, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD.