I was so amazed to see Him gaze at me

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on February 22, 2010

“…I was so amazed to see Him gaze at me…”

As a boy, I was very modest. Easily embarrassed, I rarely allowed myself to be seen naked by other boys…except when it came to skinny-dipping! Such modesty is natural and good. Due to the cloud of shame that I walked under due to my sin, there was absolutely no way I would ever allow anyone close enough to uncover my spiritual nakedness. But that all changed the moment I became desperate enough to expose my sinful heart in all its messy darkness to the One Who could cover my nakedness with His holiness. When I was confronted with a God Whose love seemed to pierce through all my smokescreens and right into the very center of the core of my being, I was compelled to strip naked before Him the heart I thought I had hidden so well. He had seen through me all along…and had faithfully loved me all along. Freedom came to me when I came to Him stripped and bare in heart. He clothed me with His love and forgiveness and said, “This child is mine.”

In what areas do you need to strip bare today? Focus on the fact that God sees your hidden things and loves you anyway. Freedom waits for you in that naked place of honest confession.
"Naked I came from my mother's womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD."
Job 1:21 NASB