Find It Only Here On Friday: What Happens When You Expose Your Secrets to God?

Brooke Lynn is the author of “Raised By Strangers” 
She’s a writer and a speaker who passionately lives — reaching others with God’s word and love.
She’s a survivor of abuse, sharing her past pain and recovery to encourage others with hope.
Brooke resides in the Washington D.C. area, has been married for nineteen years,
and has two children and three dogs.

Brooke is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter) here at LifeLetter Cafe
and is today’s featured contributor to “Find It Only Here On Friday”.
Her Cafe exclusive “What Happens When You Expose Your Secrets to God?” can be found below . .
BUT FIRST . .

the Cafe thought you just might want to know how an Encouragement Leader like Brooke Lynn
has herself been encouraged in her own faith recently.

In her own words . . .

Last week I took a much needed, “prayer walk” and laid it all out for God.
I told him exactly what I was feeling; pouring out my concerns, discouragement, stress and anger.
God greatly encouraged my faith by responding in a loving, caring, understanding and truth giving way.
He spoke peace, life, hope and his word into my spirit; reminding me that he will provide all my needs.
He calmed my fears, relieved my stress and advised me to walk by faith and not by sight.
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)  
And he opened my eyes to much needed wisdom, revelation and truth about myself
and situations that I had to face and accept.
But I was only able to do so because of his mercy and grace!  
I’m thankful he will speak to us when we are willing to listen
and we can have an intimate relationship with our amazing Savior!

Today’s Find It Only Here On Friday
“What Happens When You Expose Your Secrets to God?”

by Brooke Lynn

As we walked up the steps to the top …

of the Empire State Building, my husband kept saying “don’t look down.” While I know he was attempting to protect me from the fear of height; this intrigued my spirit to consider times we need to, “look down.”When we feel overwhelmed with fear, worry or stress; when we run to food, alcohol or drugs; when we give into temptation to cut ourselves, eating disorders, pornography or anything to numb our pain; IT’S TIME TO LOOK DOWN!
This has nothing to do with heights; it’s about looking down “within ourselves.”

When we look down
we can see how far we’ve come …

recognizing our position on top of our challenging past we’ve pushed through and overcome. We can see the trials, heartache, pain and also the good things that have made us the person we’ve become. Looking down gives us a new perspective into the truth about ourselves. It reveals choices we’ve made; bad and good. The decisions we’ve made; wrong and right. Looking down offers us a sense of purpose and accomplishment; it highlights our achievements and glorifies the works of God.Gaining new realizations can lead us to pray; asking God to search our hearts and show us our true motives and intentions for our words and actions. We can pray for anyone we hold in contempt and whom we need to forgive. We can ask God to reveal any guilt we need to release; for strength; an outpouring of joy and for healing of our brokenness and pain.
There are secrets we hide in the depths of our souls; pushing them down and refusing to let anyone see. And a lot of times we try to hide these things from God; but God wants us to trust him with everything and seek him for all our needs. He’s the only one who can help us as needed; creating in us a pure heart, renewing our minds and making us a healthy and whole person.

When we face the fear of looking down …

we can better grasp reality and recognize we are secure in Christ. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)  Fear itself is what makes us anxious but we can rest in knowing “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (1Timothy 2:7)
We have nothing to fear when we choose to lay everything out; exposing and surrendering it to God. He already knows us better than we know ourselves and his love for us is greater than we can ever comprehend. “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

I’ve had to learn how to look down, within myself, facing God and asking Him to reveal my true motives and intentions. I’ve endured a life of pain, tragedy, and dysfunction migrating to a time when I refused to live in it any longer. More than anything I wanted healing and peace; instead of living in torrential fear and anxiety. With years of prayer, therapy and growing closer to God; I’ve gained courage, strength and healing. Because I decided to live in the truth of God’s word and step out in faith; I’m experiencing blessings beyond measure and God is able to work through my life to reach others for his Kingdom! Remember that “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.” (Romans 8:11)Spend some time looking within your soul; invite God on the journey with you and experience his supernatural blessings and power in your life! Miracles happen when we expose our secrets to God!

 

 

 

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About the author : Brooke Lynn

Brooke Lynn

Brooke Lynn is a writer and a speaker who passionately lives to reach others with God’s word and love. She is the author of, "Raised by Strangers." She is a survivor of child abuse, poverty, eating disorders and marital demise; sharing her past pain and recovery to encourage others with hope. Brooke resides in the Washington D.C. area, has been married for nineteen years, has two children and three dogs.

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