I loved what Pastor David said this weekend about lies and secrets (watch, here: http://cbglades.com/archive) Do you have a bad secret? A bad secret kept today can keep you up tonight. It preoccupies your conscience unnecessarily. A secret that needs to be revealed will make you feel icky on the inside. Something won’t feel right in your heart–or stomach. A secret has a way of telling us we can resolve it ourselves—when in reality—we need God, and someone or something else to help. A secret keeps us in the dark–a confession releases us from it. Secrets have a way of helping us “get away with it” in public, but in private, our soul knows it isn’t. The antidote to a secret is a confession. Will there be consequence? Perhaps. But the biggest relief in turning a secret into a confession is God destroying the prison the secret has kept you in. It’s being set free, walking without chains, and no longer being hostage to satan. If there’s a secret that needs to be confessed, there’s a freedom that awaits you. “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) I hope this encourages someone today.