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Saturday, May 23, 2009

wanna know a secret?

"i know something you don't know."

"wanna know a secret?"

"its a really good one."

"if i tell you, you can't tell anyone."

"you have to promise you won't tell."

"promise?"

i heard this so much when i was a little girl. we all loved telling secrets and thinking that we knew something that no one else knew about. of course, we always told everyone what we found out so eventually it wasn't a secret anymore. funny thing about secrets is that they always come out eventually. some quicker than others.

a secret has the idea of something hidden that is going to be revealed, like a piece to a mystery or the missing part of a treasure map. there is anticipation and suspense involved. a secret is intriquing and appetizing. if you know that someone knows something that you do not know and others are hearing about it, you can almost sense your salivary glands overacting with the longing to find out what it is.

when i think about that, i recognize that paul gives us the greatest witnessing tool in Colossians 2:2,3. he tells us that Jesus is a "mystic secret of God." and that in Him, all the treasures of divine wisdom, knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. his prayer was for us to come to have all the abounding wealth and blessing of assured conviction of understanding, and that we may become progresively more intimately acquainted with and know more definitely and accurately the fullness of that Secret. He is saying to us, "i know something you don't know. wanna know a secret? its a really good One. it will change your life! i want you to know every juicy, little piece of it." he is just whetting our appetite and making us want to know more.

wow! what a great tool we can use when we recognize that we know something that the world does not know. we have the secret, not the other way around. if we actually thought that was true, we would live our lives whetting the appetite of the world by tantalizing them with the awesomeness of Who we know and what He can bring to their life when they get to hear of Him. but, we have to believe that we have the Secret. we have something or Someone that they don't and that they are missing out. there is nothing that they have to offer us. they know nothing that we don't know the Secret about. and, the Secret we know is so juicy and good, everyone is going to want to know Him.

our thoughts should be,

"i know something you don't know."

"wanna know a secret?"

"its a really good one! it just might change your life!"

"if i tell you, you will want to tell everyone."

"you have to promise to tell."

"promise?"

11 comments:

Jennifer W. said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! It's very nice to meet you!! I hope you will go back and reread my last post as I accidentally hit publish before I was done! Your post here is beautiful!! I love the analogy. Jesus is indeed an amazing secret we should be shouting from the mountain tops! I would love to follow you and your beautiful family-and it's great to find other moms of 5!! :)

He And Me + 3 said...

Amazing. So true...this secret is totally meant to be shared.

Sarah Dawn said...

Indeed, the best secrets are really made to be shared. We're shouting His secret everywhere we go, especially serving as a missionary family. But the best part, is understanding that everyone is called to share this secret, with any ears willing to listen.

Keep shouting friend, the world is listening,
Sarah Dawn

Andrea said...

What a precious way of sharing the heart of Paul with each of us. Keep sharing HIS secret....and I will, too!

RCUBEs said...

May I drool only for the Lord Jesus Christ! Have a blessed Sunday and Happy Memorial sister! Love to you.

Beth in NC said...

So true -- a precious hidden secret is revealed and now is ours to share!

Have a blessed day!
Beth

E said...

Yep, I know that secret and work with our youth group at my church trying to SPREAD the secret. =0)

On a sidenote, regarding your comment. Before you pack up your kids and head to the beach, wait and read my NOT ME MONDAY post tomorrow. It might change your mind about going... ha ha ha

skoots1mom said...

cute post...
have a great Memorial Day!

Martha said...

Sometimes we are so accustomed to the Lord's daily presence in our lives that we forget that He's the most exciting secret that we need to share with the world!! A beautiful post :)

gracetalkwithdaveda said...

I love knowing His secret! I hope to continue to hear more and more of it! we should always have the attitude you speak of here :) Its a secret everyone really wants to know...even if they don't know it yet!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh, I love this post, Christy! I just read that verse the other day about Jesus being the secret of God and I LOVE the way you opened that verse up! So beautiful!!