Have you ever answered the phone in the middle of the night only to try and pretend you are wide awake? Why do we do this? It's 2:30 am...Yes, I was sleeping, and you woke me up.
Or have you ever been pulled over for going 72 in a 35 mph zone only to ask the officer what the problem was? Just you going twice the legal speed limit. Oh! That...
We pretend all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons.
How are you doing? Oh, just fine. (I just really don't want to talk about it with you.)
Can I get you the dessert menu? Thank you, but I think we are too full. (At least at those prices!)
And there are (or at least may be) legitimate reasons for these things. But we often bring our pretender patterns into our relationship with God.
I didn't mean to...spread that juicy bit of gossip, God.
Lord, I'm just not getting anything out of going to church...so I'm going to the game instead.
I've just been too busy, Jesus, to pray or read Your word or...What? Uh, yes, I know all my TV shows got watched...
We can fool other people (sometimes) because they don't know everything. But, unless we are just trying to make ourselves feel better, why pretend with God? He already knows the truth and He wants us to know the truth too.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. -- John 8:32
Tell Him the truth.
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