Not long ago the rancher and I were driving down a dusty county road when my eye caught a faded wooden sign spelling “KEEP OUT”. A mile farther, a sign was nailed to a wooden post reading ” NO TRESPASSING.”
Just a few feet away from another similar sign.
This is not unusual for landowners to post their property but 3 signs in a two-mile radius is a strong warning. As we drove along, I couldn’t help wondering if that is what I do to God?
To other people?
Do I try to protect myself from others by pushing them away? Do I put up a wall to keep myself safe?
Do I try to hide my struggle from God?
The Bible tells us that God knows our every thought, even before we form the words.
There is no creature hidden from His sight but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:13
Do we somehow think our sin is worse or unforgivable? For all sin and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
What would it look like to live with transparency?
transparency: openness, accountability, to be easily seen through,
To live with openness so that the people around us know we are trustworthy.
I have often wondered if our home life would be different if we all lived in glass houses? Would there be less abuse or less conflict if every time our neighbor drove past he could see through the walls of our home?
Let’s strive to live with a transparency that is practiced inside the closed doors, then carried out into our neighborhoods, churches, and communities.
This might be the change a hurting world needs.
Until next time. Pam