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Coming out of the closet to declare that…God is Good!

I have a friend who has recently become a Christian.  In her own words she has been on a “journey” … a journey of discovery…

My friend was fearful of becoming a Christian and had believed that “the path” was wide and that there were many ways to God … but on her journey of discovery she has come to the realisation that there is one path, one way, and that way is through Jesus … as she says … none other can measure up …

My friend decided to have a summer party.  She had her party 25th February this year, on one of the hottest days of the summer … it was at least 39 degrees Celsius (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and the night was intensely warm.

The music flowed, people gathered into groups and danced or chatted in the balmy February evening … it was a delightful occasion and I thoroughly enjoyed being there.

As the night progressed it was time for something to be said. Now my friend had said that she had invited around 200 friends and that most were not Christians, in fact she had said that most were quite alterative and possibly anti-Christian.

So, with the time for speeches having arrived my friend took up her guitar and started to sing a song …

She sang, breathless, looking radiant and beautiful.  She sang a song to her Saviour, she sang to her Lord.  She gave her thanks and declared her gratitude and stating that God had sent His Son Jesus to die for us all … and, as she did a wave of anointing swept forth from where she stood, and covered us so powerfully I was in tears … and she had “come out of the closet”!

After the song, and the final thanks to her husband and friends, she came over.

I said to her, still feeling the Presence of God: “that was gutsy, well done!”

To which she responded … “well, I thought it was time to come out of the closet! …”

I gushed about the wave of His Presence that had come forth as she sang …

She looked and bubbled over saying that she just had to thank Him for all He had done, she wanted to release Him over her land … she knew it was right and that it was the time to publicly do so … and then she laughed and said: “well, you prayed that I would receive ‘boldness’, and so you should not be surprised that I was ‘bold’” …

I am still amazed at her courage … and her bold display of love for Jesus …

He has been good to her; and, she has been pursuing Him faithfully, seeking answers to her questions, desiring to know more … it has been a journey!

It is time for us to come out of the closet …

It’s time for us to release Heaven on earth and reveal His goodness and kindness … for it is His kindness that leads people to repentance (Romans 2:4) …

Let’s step out of the closet together … let’s declare His goodness to those around and release His Presence on those we meet … let’s share this life of wonder and joy, and as we do “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14) … remembering that when God revealed His Glory to Moses, He revealed His Goodness (see Exodus 33:18-19) for …

God is Good!

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