Today is a day of reveling.
Reveling in the art of relaxation.
Reveling in acts of celebration, friendship and laughter.
Reveling in putting the letter ‘b” in the word “labor” to very good uses: Barbeques, Beer, Beach Balls, Bubble Baths.
Reveling in your officially sanctioned day of rest. Why, thank you, Federal Government. Glad you noticed how hard I was working.
Today is not a day for revealing.
Nope, not today. Today is your day off.
Today is not a day for revealing that you are deceitful.
Today is not a day for revealing that you are inauthentic.
Today is not a day for revealing that you are a big, fat phony.
Okay, maybe today is not the day, but unfortunately, I’m looking at your upcoming schedule, and you seem pretty booked for the rest of the year. Can you clue me in on when you will actually have time to launch your Big Reveal?
You know, the Big Reveal.
The day you tell God that you’re a two-faced hypocrite?
Yes, I’m talking to you. Mainly to me, but also to you. Don’t look so shocked.
Do you think He doesn’t know the real reason why you raise your hands to worship in church? Is it because that’s what everyone else is doing? Or, is it because you’re so self-righteous, that you need to show everyone else what a model churchgoer should look like?
Do you think He doesn’t hear you harping on and on to others about the importance of reading the Bible and praying everyday, when you haven’t even picked up a Bible in months? When you haven’t had a real conversation with Him in years?
Do you think He doesn’t see right through your Church Lady act, where you show up every Sunday at 10am on the dot, with your perfect GQ husband, your 2.5 kids who quote scriptures in Hebrew and Greek, and your glittery red pen that you use to sign up to volunteer for Youth Group Wednesdays, Prayer Team Thursdays, Feeding the Homeless Fridays and Women’s Potluck Saturdays?
You do know that He doesn’t care about all of this stuff, right?
You do know that He only wants you, right?
By yourself. Without interruptions. Without distractions. Without anyone else or anything.
Not you, as your big, bad self, but you, as a child of God, lying prostrate on the floor, crying out in the stillness of the night.
Crying out for forgiveness. Crying out for His touch. Crying out until you hear answers.
Crying out to be rid of your bleeding, busted, messed-up life.
When will you make time to show Him your Big Reveal? When will you make time to come before Him broken, contrite, repentant and ready for Him to fill you? When will you make time to come before Him stripped of your airs, your pride and your holier-than-thou pretentiousness?
When will you stop reveling behind the arrogance of your big, bad self?
When will you start revealing to Him that you are lost? That you are desperate? That you are hurting? That you are struggling? That you are hanging on by a thread and barely making it?
When will you start revealing that you are nothing without His grace, mercy and salvation?
When do you stop wearing your mask in front of others?
When do you stop wearing your mask in front of Him?
Today is the day.
Today is the day.
Today is your day.