Saturday, September 8, 2007

Get Naked

Ok...got your attention didn't I? But, I'm not talking about "naked" in the sense of no clothes...I'm talking about showing the "real you." Why is it that we live in a society that is so fearful of being authentic? Everyone has problems, everyone has screwed up, nobody is perfect....so it doesn't make sense that we all walk around this world pretending that we don't have any problems, we've never screwed up, and life is just peachy keen. I, for one, am tired of the charades. Flamingo Road Church in S. Florida is launching their My Naked Pastor series tomorrow 9/9 @ 9...and I encourage you to check it out www.mynakedpastor.com And, while you're at it...maybe you could get naked too. I'll start. I'm not perfect. Big surprise I'm sure. I began drinking and having sex when I was 14...was pregnant at 17...married at 18...had my first affair at 21...affair #2 at 23....forgiven at 24. I became a Christian in 1998 and God forgave all my past, my present, and my future. I still have problems with my old self creeping up...it truly is a daily dying to self kind of life...but I know that God has got my back and if I just look to Him and trust Him, he'll work all my pain and past for good. It's not easy being real...people judge you...look down upon you....don't understand you...but, for every person that has that opinion, there is another hurting person that just needs to know they're not alone. So, for those of you that struggle with sexual and emotional integrity...you are not alone! And, I promise you, if you will allow God into this intimate part of your life, HE WILL begin to heal you of your wounds.

4 comments:

troygramling said...

Ginger...thanks for leading the way...great post...

~Kell~ said...

Whoa!! Getting naked. Don't know if I am ready to get naked online yet but I will "get naked" before you personally. Thanks for your candor. I need to work on nakedness myself. I am working on transparency in my walk but need help every step of the way. Thanks Ginger

Gary and Vicki Mealer said...

WOW! You go girlfriend!! I'm ready to run naked yelling "I'm Free I'm Free. Praise GOD I'm Free at last." I'm going to get naked on my next post. Thanks for the courage to be real!! love ya.

Big Bro said...

After reading this my wife and I were thinking just how awesome this concept truly is. If you think about it Jesus was made to be naked literally during his crucifiction. Then quite literally again when at the moment of his death , he became sin, and was stripped of his Father in heaven. No sin enters unto God. Again Jesus has taught us the "naked " truth about what it takes . To clean our slate we must admit our faults , our sin. Then repent, and ask for forgiveness, for when we do so , and accept Christ , we truly are naked, as young children are naked in sense of good and evil,and scripture tells us that God requires this to mold us in the way he wants us to be. I cant speak for everyone else, but if I had a dime for everytime I had made a mistake or sinned in my life, Bill Gates wouldnt have anything in the bank over me. As with any problem, reckonizing and admitting there is one is the first step . God will make a way.
God bless you and yours sis.