Consistency in marriage is as important as creativity.

For 24 years, Jaclyn has been able to count on me for certain things. One of those is to be in my relationship with God, first, accountable to Him, first…

“I was naked when I was born, and I will be naked when I die.” – Job 1:21

This is from devotions this morning. Its titled, “Heaven Knows Your Heart” by Max Lucado.

It reminded me of Psalm 139:

“LORD, you have examined me and know all about me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
You know everything I do.
LORD, even before I say a word,
you already know it.”

The only Love that has never failed me knows me deeply. I am an open book to Him. I have no secrets from Him. Why then, would I want or care to have any from anyone else, especially my spouse.

I remember when I thought it was okay to have secret sins.

When Jaclyn and I married, I had never felt so safe in wanting to give someone all of my heart. I grew to hate, that, via the illustration of marriage, and our relationship with God, I was holding back anything, that I was Adam hiding in the garden of Eden instead of holding God’s hand, and in marriage, holding Jaclyn’s with ALL of my heart.

“Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it to make it belong to God. Christ used the word to make the church clean by washing it with water. He died so that he could give the church to himself like a bride in all her beauty. He died so that the church could be pure and without fault, with no evil or sin or any other wrong thing in it. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they love their own bodies. The man who loves his wife loves himself.” – Ephesians 5:25-28

Inspired by the verse this morning, I only share this so that, maybe, you might be inspired as well, to be ‘naked when you die.’

God already knows all of your heart. Maybe you should, too.

Would you deem to hold anything back from the One who gave everything for you?

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you.” – James 5:16

“The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There are no commands more important than these.” – Mark 12:31

“The man who loves his wife loves himself.” – Ephesians 5:28

Repent to God.

Confess to your spouse.

Heaven already knows your heart.

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