Baring Your Soul to God

There is a deep place we must go within ourselves. A place we hardly like to go to however, we must dig deeper. When we get to that deep place within ourselves and bare all to God in true surrender and repentance; He gets the opportunity to heal us, change us and mold us into who He created us to be. It's a great exchange, don't you think?




The problem is sin; our own sin and the sin of others that affect us. It brings about damage to our souls such as pain, hurt, anger, sorrow, a critical spirit, feelings of unworthiness, bitterness, brokenness and much more.

When we push these deep down inside us, God doesn't get to heal it. 

Think of a wound on your hand. When we get a nasty cut, what do we do? Do we put a glove on an effort to hide it? Having an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality about the wound? No! Immediately we analyse it, clean it out, put medication on it and bandage it up to prevent an infection.

There is a spiritual wound caused by sin that is deep within us. The effects of sin festers and although we try to cover it up; it comes out of us through our actions and words. 

For example, when we lash out at others with anger, selfishness, impatience, lies, and being critical; those are the side effects of something inside us that needs to be surrendered to God and evidence to us that we need to bare our soul to God. 

As christian, we should be persistently pursing the Fruits of the Spirit. 


Galatians 5:22-23
"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control."

Do we even know what it means to pray through anymore? 

Having godly sorrow; do we run to the altars, kneel before God, bare our soul to Him in true surrender and repentance? 

Do we stay at the altar seeking God for forgiveness and healing? Do we humble ourselves and ask God to help us to forgive others? Do we stay at God's feet baring all? Kneeling before our Savior, baring our naked soul, as we pray through the addictions, sins, pain, anger, hurts, bitterness, hardness of heart or whatever it is that hinders our relationship with Him. 

2 Corinthians 7:10  "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."

How deep do you go with God?

Showing up to church on Sunday mornings isn't good enough any more. (pretty sure it never was)

Read Daniel 9:4-19. Do you see and feel his desperation while praying? Let's get back to that. 

Sin and the effects of sin keep us distracted and away from God. 

Let's run to Him! Praying for Him to forgive us and to help us forgive others. Praying with godly sorrow and true repentance in our hearts. Let's ask God to reveal Himself to us again. Let's seek His calling on our lives once more. 

Let's seek after God to reveal how much He loves us. Through Him we are cherished, loved and valued. No one on this earth could ever love us as much as He loves us. 

Let's surrender all. Completely. Our time, ourselves, our thoughts, our hearts, careers, marriages, children, titles, simply everything. 

I fully believe that once we make the habit of baring our souls to God, we can live and be used by Him in such a way that brings a peace that passes all understanding. Why? Because we are not held back by wounds and bondage anymore. We will truly see and trust God. We will be able to have that close relationship that God desires and that we desperately need. 

He waits for us. He loves us just the way we are, but He loves us to much to leave us where we are. 

His love is overwhelming. 

Blessings, 

Starla J. 

14 comments:

  1. Great post! I had a wound this week that I let fester, and it ruined my whole week. What's worse, is I was like a little kid, telling God all about it, but every time He tried to help I would yell, "NO DON'T TOUCH IT!!" I laugh about it now, but only because I realize how foolish I was being.

    Your blog post furthered what He has been teaching me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Heather, for your kind words.

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  2. Sin does distract us from God. Thank you for sharing your heart in this article, it makes so much sense!

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  3. Great post, and good reminder. Sometimes it's easy for me to take my "cleaned up self" to God, only presenting Him with the parts of me that I think are worthy. But it's not until I let Him into the places I've messed up, the places I'm weak, that He can really transform me!

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    1. I'm with you friend. I need the reminder too.

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  4. Such a great post. I was just saying in a Bible study I lead that we are so afraid of what the person beside of us will think that we don't focus on what God wants of us. We should be rushing the alter instead of worrying that someone might not think we have it all together - especially since none of us have it all together. Thank you for this post.

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    1. So true, at the end of the day it's just us and God. He is all that truly matters.

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  5. Your wound analogy is such a good one! Thanks for this poignant reminder!

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    1. You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. Great post Starla! God is healing me, I just need to surrender:)

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  7. God wants to have all of us - He can use it all!

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