“For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest,
nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” (Luke 8:17 ESV)
Recently, I stood in someone’s kitchen, washing a wine glass which needed washing, when my thoughts drifted to another time this past year. It was the same scenario: washing a wine glass at someone’s house. My memory recalled how that past incident played out, how that wine glass slipped from my hand and broke. Suddenly, I was jolted back into the present, and the delicate glass in my hand tapped the countertop around the sink, and it too broke! What a strange moment. The first thing that came to mind (other than horror) was how my thought of breaking a wine glass in the past, had just manifested itself into the present. This was not a comfortable moment, to say the least. In a sense, the breaking glass was an awakening because I know something “hidden” about both places.
This seemed a pivotal moment in my spirit, reminding me to both take every thought captive and recognize what my spirit was holding captive – a “secret”, though not my own – God would bring to light, somehow.
In this case, I pray what I’ve been shown, in both the spirit and the natural, is brought into the light, in order to free people who are being oppressed! I pray to God to be removed from both the situation (correctly) and the responsibility of bearing witness, as the situation weighs heavily upon me – physically, spiritually and emotionally. Not for lack of doing anything about it; no, because I am, and it buries me most days to the point of incapacitation. Rather, to be removed means I am free to move on doing God’s will, whatever that may be.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Corinthians 10:5-6 KJV)