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Kily Brockmeyer brings us today’s devotion titled “Spill the Beans.” Kily, a nursing student and coffee lover, is engaged to her best friend, Cooper. It’s been a privilege to attend church camps with Kily and her family over the last several years. She’s one of the sweetest and most genuine souls you’ll meet! Give Kily a follow! @kimarie_18
Spill the Beans.
“Whoops! I spilled the beans!” I use this phrase most around the Holidays. I try to stop from telling someone something and I accidentally slip and poof it just rolls right off of my tongue. Just the other day I was going about my day and something triggered this fear that I had been facing. As soon as this particular fear came over me, I felt the Lord speak to me and say, “Tell me.” I took that fear to the Lord, told Him exactly how I was feeling, and He spoke the truth to my heart and that fear faded. I felt that the phrase, “Spill the beans,” was an appropriate phrase for what the Lord wants us to do with Him. If I had just spoken to the Lord about this fear earlier, I wouldn’t have had to suffer with it for so long. I was full of fear and all the while the Lord was saying, “Just tell me!” In other words, “Spill the beans!”
I think we tend to believe that because the Lord already knows everything about us, He doesn’t want to hear about it. But that’s the OPPOSITE of what He wants from us. He wants an open heart, He wants us to ugly cry, He wants us to pour out every bit of our fear, pain, frustration, anxiety, or whatever else is troubling us. What if every time anything was troubling us, we just ran to the Lord about it? What victory would we have? How much more joy would we have? How often would we feel His peace instead of panic? Right there in that moment, wherever you are, don’t keep whatever is troubling you a secret. He already knows, so just SPILL THE BEANS. Tell Him EVERYTHING and allow Him the opportunity to meet you where you are. Giving Him access will allow Him to speak truth to you when you need it the most. What if you’re one spill away from victory over that worry or fear?
An old hymn comes to mind as I write this.
“What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.”
Don’t bear that burden on your own. Don’t forfeit the peace He could be ready to give you in that moment if you’d just spill the beans. He is our Heavenly Father and He wants to be our dearest friend, so let Him be that. We should never be scared to run to Him with everything, in fact, He welcomes just that.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.