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Are You Keeping a Secret? God and Affirmations.


Woman looking over rim of glasses, keeping a secret

What good is a love kept secret?

King David's climb to power and personal life was the ultimate soap opera, but his walk with God?

Sure.

Steady.

Consistent.

Very private, but also very public.

Could it be the private yet public dynamic of this divine relationship is what ultimately made the Bible declare him "a man after God's own heart"?

Throughout Psalms, David threads a constant reminder to Heaven - how he speaks of God in the great assembly. Not of how he won wars for God. Not even of how he writes for God, but of how he speaks of God in public.

Amongst the people.

In the presence of those who love him and hate him.

He did it with no respecter of person, with full disclosure, and unbothered by reactions.

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly. ~Psalms 40: 9-10, New King James Version

David affirmed God.

God and Affirmation


I don't know about you, but I rarely hear the words "affirm" and "God" used in the same sentence.

Maybe we should hear it - do it - more often.

Maybe we should see love different.

Maybe it is time to get over our fears of publicly praying.

Maybe it is time to remind someone who is in pain that he is a healer.

Tell the lost of the Good Shepherd looking for them.

Not just think of his goodness, but speak of it, too.

Maybe it is time to stop hesitating and finally give God what he wants... affirmation.

What a great gift!

To affirm is to literally make strong,

to ratify,

truthfully testify,

assert strongly and publicly,

give a heightened sense of value,

but it also provides emotional support and encouragement.

No, God does not need our emotional support in the way our flesh does.

The Creator of All emotion is emotionally secure.

He wants our emotional support.

He wants our encouragement.

God wants our affirmation.

Your affirmation.

Not just a praise song written by someone you've never met.

Your affirmation.

For what good is a love kept secret?

We limit how we love Him when we limit how and where we speak well of Him.

If you are ready to show Jesus some real love, join me now in prayer...

Lord, we want the world to know you as we do.

Forever and for always give us the spirit of divine affirmation.

Quench our hesitations.

Kill the desire to keep our love for you a secret.

We want to show you and the world what you mean to us.

We will speak well of you, oh Lord, amongst the people.

In the presence of those who love us and hate us.

With no respecter of person, with full disclosure, and unbothered by reactions.

Let your truth, your righteousness, and your lovingkindness daily be upon our lips.

This is our gift to you.

We ask and claim it in the name of The Lover of Our Soul, Jesus the Christ. Amen.


 

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PHILLIPA WILLIAMS

AUTHOR | BLOGGER | MINISTRY COACH

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Be courageous.



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About Phillipa

AUTHOR | NON-PROFIT FOUNDER

MINISTRY COACH

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Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.

She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog, godnme.org, was named one of the "Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by Feedspot.com. In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter's House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.

An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.

 

She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.

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