Day 14
March 28
2 Corinthians 4:7
Ephesians 1:5,6

            Wow we have made this amazing journey to finish off our second week. The last characteristic of divine wisdom, is without hypocrisy. Whenever this subject comes up in conversation, I did not used to be able to portray this very effectively. Until God broke it down for me in simple Marni terms walk the walk or talk the talk., or saying one thing and doing something totally different. Got questions.org, infers the Greek term for hypocrisy is “actor” or “one who wears a mask” There are two forms where hypocrisy is a sin. One, says you believe something and act opposite what you believe (pretending to be what you are not) Two, you look down at others when you too, are flawed.

            How often do you actually admit to yourself you are flawed, not perfect? What did Jesus die for? Did He die for you to be perfect or for your flaws to be the catalyst to make you whole? I have heard Joyce Meyer describe this as “glorified crackpots.” In Japan, when a vessel was broken and cracked. Gold was heated up refined until there was not more impurities in it and then the pure gold was used to fuse the crack to prevent it from crumbling. Have you felt lately, like you were cracked open, barely able to function to the point of fading away? At times over this past year, I have 2 Corinthians 4:7 reads, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power of God and not of us. “For instance, Kings of the East stored their valuables in earthen vessels to preserve them from moisture damage. The earthen aspect represents our humanness as containers which in honesty enables you to hold God’s glory (excellence of substance). Therefore, it will never feel empty, hollow or powerless. Do You want His manifest glory to come through where your flaws are.?

            Your essence exudes the genuineness of God has come to you and then His power comes through you. Your gradual impartiality will manifest in one of two ways. First, when you are being genuine with the Holy Spirit. He will be genuine with you and bless you with His real presence. Be honest, admit it, even when you do not measure up. His glory comes more when you think of yourself less. Second, if you find yourself at a place where you see yourself unworthy, you could stop and not allow the Holy Spirit to bestow His power through you and stop the flow. Know this You are accepted in the beloved adopted by your Father in the Son (Ephesians 1:5,6).

            I could go further on the hypocrisy part but I think you get my point. Be open, honest, genuine, and real with God, yourself, family, and others. The result will be the true God working through the real you. If the opposite occurs and your mask stays on and you remain hidden, torn down, feeling you are not enough. Ask the Holy Spirt to help you take your mask off. Guys this is so important. Especially now when you actually have to wear physical masks and may have other physical ways to not let people see you. You are important, loved, accepted, worthy, empowered, befriended, adopted, sealed, redeemed and complete, whole lacking in nothing.

            Let’s pray…Daddy, You made me to be so much more than I ever thought possible. Everything is possible with You because of Your honest relationship with me. I am so grateful You are a God that will not lie. Who You are will never be hidden behind a mask. Help me to remain a fully open vessel where my only passion is to extend Your glorious presence through my flawed life. Let my words be followed by what I believe and not the opposite. I love you so much. In Jesus name, Amen