Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I am No Fool

I tend to be a private person; I only share personal details with very special people.  It's not that I don't want close relationships; I guard my heart because I don't want to be seen as a fool.  The thought of people laughing at me makes me put up walls and live a safe life. 

I was thinking about this as I was sitting down to have my quiet time with God the other day.  The word "fool" just popped into my mind and I could feel my defenses go up.

I am no fool, I hate being made a fool of . . . 

Then I heard God speak gently to my heart

"Are you willing to be a fool for me?"

Will I guard my heart and be reserved with God, or will I say as David did,
"I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!"  2 Samuel 6:22
Christ came to set us free

free to live,

free to love,

and free to worship.  

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.  2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Are you willing to walk in that freedom and be a fool for Christ?

Many blessings,

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  1. I too resist being a fool, or being seen as one but your post convicted me on that...thank you!

  2. Makes me think of that song, "I'll become even more undignified than this! Leave my pride by the side, I'll become even more undignified than this!" I am willing to be a fool for Him!

  3. What a beautiful post. Thanks for the reminder.. I would much rather be a fool for Christ then just a fool. Thanks for the reminder! Blessings

  4. Lisa,

    I am like you a private person and I tend to be guarded with people. This post makes me think about all the times I remain guarded with the Lord as well, how many I don't tell Him what is really on my heart. I am with Jenn, I would much rather be a fool for Christ then just a fool. This is wonderfully thought provoking post.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

  5. That is very convicting--Would you be a fool for God. I also am private and don't put myself out there. That is why I love blogging, because no one knows me. I do need to be more willing to be outspoken for Christ, even if some consider me a fool.

  6. There is definitely incredible amounts of freedom to be found when we choose to be a fool for Christ! Thanks, Lisa

  7. Lisa, I can so relate to this. I too try to avoid been seen as a fool as well.