Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide



Sitka hiding from Mommie!













"God, you know every sin I've committed; My life's a wide-open book before you." Psalm 69:5 The Message

"We are not keeping secrets, we're telling them; we're not hiding things, we're bringing them out into the open." Mark 4:22 The Message

You can run, but you can not hide. Allow GOD to use your sin and mistakes to fulfill HIS purpose. He sees whether we acknowledge HIM or not. Live in the light and move forward!

Living in the light,

Andrea

90 comments:

Parsley said...

What happened? Did you turn on the vacuum cleaner?

Diana said...

That's how I try to live! Love Di ♥

Proverbs 27:19 said...

I concur!

smooches,
Larie

Finally Free said...

That is such a great picture....and analogy. We think we are hiding, but we are in plain site with God. :)

Your dog is beautiful.

Blessings,
Tammy

Karen said...

In one of the lessons of my Bible study, we talk about how God knows everything. In II Kings 17, one of the verses talk abouts how Israel did wrong things in secret. Just like you said, you cannot hide from God. He sees and knows it all.

Have a great day!
Karen

Jackie said...

Amen!......Living in the Light and moving forward praising Him for His love, mercy and grace!!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Lori Stanley Roeleveld said...

That picture is so me! Once, back in college, I was doing some things wrong and I thought I would avoid conviction by not reading my Bible one day. As I was reading a novel, I came under the strongest sense of conviction I'd ever felt (and hope to never experience again). When I finally hit the floor on my knees, I heard the loving words of my heavenly Father saying "Don't EVER think you can decide when you and I are going to deal with something in your life. You cannot hide from me." It was terrifying, freeing, and comforting all at the same time. :)

Claudia Medeiros said...

I full agree !

Have a blessed day, dear friend :)

xoxoxo

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Amen, nothing is hidden from His sight. Or apparently Mommie's sight as well! Ha! But, what a CUTIE!!!
Wylie

Samantha said...

Amen.
~ Love the picture of your Sitka !!
Have a blessed day dear friend.

Deidra said...

What a cute photo!

Laura said...

Such a cutie. I think he's just seeking shelter~under the wings?

Regina said...

Wonderful.
Great message Andrea.
Have a lovely day.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Good message Andrea Love the sweet doggy (:) and music~
hugs,Patty

Kelly Combs said...

I love this post! I had a bad day yesterday, looking at past failures. Failures I cannot change or correct! Yet, God is familiar with our weakness and devoted to the end. He forgives and forgets as far as the East is from the West.

You words are timely today. Thanks for them!

Frau said...

too funny needs a better hiding spot!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

I love your pictures. :) I've got a big dog who thinks she fits under furniture too.

Great post! Thanks for the reminder! :)

Andrea said...

Amen, Andrea! Truth! Praise God!

Deborah said...

That was nice!
xxoo
Deborah

Warren Baldwin said...

I love pictures of dogs trying to hide. I've got one that will do that. When he was a pup he would hide behind my daughter and bark at me. He's a hoot. His name is Seminole - he's the little pup you see on the right column of my blog.

from my front porch... said...

Loved this, Andrea! Thank you...

And we all Sitka, too :)

When it is bath time, our mastiff, Zeke (all 150lbs. of him) tries to hide. Usually in the laundry room, which hardly holds our washer and dryer! Animals teach us so much, don't they!

Thanks for your wonderful work!
My Mom is now reading you! But, she is a lurker :)

xo, misha

Debbie said...

I love the photo you used; how perfect. Yes we cannot hide from God, that's for sure.

Blessings,
Debbie

Janean said...

great post and just like Sitka, we *think* we're hiding. ha!

such a sweet puppy!

Girly Muse said...

:) Love this. Love you. Thanks for always having the most positive things to say.

Praying for you. I hope your breathing is better. I struggle with this on a daily basis and now think of you and pray God is helping you through it.

Denise said...

Wonderful message.

Saleslady371 said...

A very good word...a key here for greater healing. Sitka is a perfect model.

He & Me + 3 said...

So true. Cute doggie picture.

Beth E. said...

A very timely post, Andrea. I've seen the same theme in several blog posts in recent days. God is doing a work in us all!

Blessings,
Beth
P.S. You have a beautiful dog! :-)

sonja said...

Beautiful Sitka makes this point perfectly!!

Nel said...

Amen! Wonderful post! Love the picture, he thinks he is hidden, just like we do at times. Very good message.

until next time... nel

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Cute though :)

Karen said...

Amen...living in the light...

Lynn said...

Andrea, thank you for stopping and visiting my blog today!

Amen to this message that you shared with us today!!

Sitka sure is a beautiful puppy dog, and is a real great model for this message today!

Have a great day!

Blessings,
~Lynn

RCUBEs said...

Oh no! Did he eat another pan of lasagna? Just kidding. Cute pic of Sitka!

Great analogy! God bless you sis.

Runner Mom said...

What a precious picture and wonderful reminder. Thank you sweet friend!!
Hugs!
Susan

~ Being Woven said...

Hiding ... when I think I can get away with something, God is right with me and reminding me that He sees. I am grateful that He can and does use my sins to teach me, to move me, to love me.

loving you, ~ linda

PS ... Sitka is under the coffee table, Andrea, in case you are missing a critter!! : )

sarah said...

good thoughts.....

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Amen! I definitely have those moments when I would prefer to hide. So grateful that God keeps His light shining!

Jennifer Haas said...

What did the doggie do? My dogs are always hiding from me. Must be because they are always getting unto trouble.

Andrea said...

We all need that reminder to "live in the light and move forward". Thanks!

Terri Tiffany said...

I want your dog!!

Jenny said...

aww that is such a cute picture.

blessings :)

Ruth said...

Just like little kids; they thought once they close their eyes they can't be seen anymore. LOL

Blessings!

Mari said...

That is so cute! Great verses to go with the photo too!

Diana said...

Enjoyed the post.

Blessings

VKT said...

Very good message Andrea! We can't hide from God!

Rita said...

We can't hide. He sees everything we do and say. Great reminder! Love the picture.

Just Breathe said...

That is so cute. Take care & God Bless.

Goose Hill Farm said...

I have learned not to try and hide....God knows everything we do anyway! Makes living a LOT easier!

Blessings~
Laura

Erin said...

Dear Sitka, Because of you, I am a better dog owner. Thanks for your encouragement. Daisy and Lucy say thank-you.
Regards, Erin

Lora said...

Oh how true Andrea! I'm so thankful that He can use all for His glory! Love the picture too!

Blessings to you dear one!

Kelly L said...

He knows all our faults and Loves us anyway - wow - I love that He loves us so much...

We love because He first loved us.

God bless you, Andrea.

Love,
Kelly

Silver said...

How did you manage to catch this picture? And how apt too the theme about hiding from God.

It's pointless. Wiser to just come clean before God. It sure saves a lot of time ;)

love,
~Silver

Mary Moss said...

Oh my goodness!! That is priceless!

Hope you're having a good week. I've been on Zyrtec this week. It helps, but not 100%

Crown of Beauty said...

I love the picture of Sitka trying to hide, but of course he doesn't know how visible he is! What a perfect illustration of your post for today.

Love it...yes we can always run back to God's open arms of love.

Love
Lidj

Jeanette Levellie said...

We only fool ourselves when we try to hide our sins and faults.

Thanks for your insight today,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Jane In The Jungle said...

I love that verse from Mark!

covnitkepr1 said...

Such wisdom, and all coming from the word of God. I like this blog...I'm a follower.

christy rose said...

Aww! Look at how cute he is!! What a great picture illustration for a great message!!

Teresa said...

Love the pic and Amen to..."Live in the light and move forward!"

Cathy Davis said...

Blessings to you. Thank you for always stopping by with a word of encouragement. It means so much to me!

:hugs:

Shannon said...

Hey there, my friend Jo from Life after bankruptcy...suggested I come over to your blog for a look see...love it! Thanks for sharing this encouraging post! God bless and May His face shine upon you today and beyond!

Emma said...

Adorable!! Reminds me of when Oli tires to hide under the table!! :)

Rebecca said...

So true (you can run but not hide) and such a perfect picture! Even the expression on Sitka's face looks guilty!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Good one, Andrea. What a perfect pairing of photo and Word.

Cool ...

Maria I. Morgan said...

Definitely words to live by! We can be sure our sin will find us out! Better to confess and forsake it, and live in the light!! Your puppy is adorable!

Mariel said...

that is so sweet...great illustration for these verses! :)

karen hopkins said...

As I see Sitka, and basking * and hiding * in his/ her beauty, I picture myself , in my hiding, and beauty , before the Lord as He calls out to me " Come to Abba, Daddy, My bautiful one! "
Thank you for inspiring me to see beyond my sin, to how the Savior sees me, and calls out to me..
Hanging onto the Thread of Hope..
karen

Wanda's Wings said...

I'm trying to hide my darkest emotions right now. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Denise said...

He is light....... In HIM we live and move and have our being!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Andrea....so very, very true.

Blessings,
Barb

Nezzy said...

I'm sayin, look what happened the Jonah!!!

God bless you sweetie and have a marvelous day!!! :o)

Barbara said...

Love your dog....how beautiful!

Lori said...

what a cutie...he needs a bigger table if he wants to hide properly...thanks for always stopping over to see me Andrea:)

Wanda said...

Love the pic. My Bella hides when time for bath.

Terry said...

Howdy Andrea
Blessings to you and yours .
I love this photo it really puts it all into perspecive visually .
Your visual aides help more than you could ever imagine .
I have needed to read your annointed words this week.
It has been a really long and rough week with my Mom .
I will still pray for her salvation even if she never stops rejecting God to my face.
However it sure can leave a lot of bruises on the heart .
I feel like a punching bag at the moment .
Thank you for so many positive uplifiting posts lately .
God bless you with all you have need of today and in all the days to come.
Have a wonderful weekend !
Love and hugs
Happy Trails

Kwana said...

How cute. There is no hiding. Everything comes to the light.

Auntie Cake said...

Just did a study on that!
Kate

Rachel Follett said...

Such an adorable pic!

Debra@Common Ground said...

If we would only let God deal with us!, It's always so much better than trying to run away or hide things, all that does is cause it to become worse. Great ananolgy with the pup. Kinda like my cat who hides her head then thinks she's totally hidden!
blessings,
Debra

Debra@Common Ground said...

If we would only let God deal with us!, It's always so much better than trying to run away or hide things, all that does is cause it to become worse. Great ananolgy with the pup. Kinda like my cat who hides her head then thinks she's totally hidden!
blessings,
Debra

Sassy Granny ... said...

Not to mention is how stressful is the hiding! How much better, and easier, it is to live without a clandestine existence.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Monique and Granny said...

So true!

Yolanda said...

that is exactly what I'm doing, Girlfriend, when He says to share...I share because I so don't want another to walk that path and deal with all of those consequences. I want them to draw near to Him and cling baby cling.

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Nancy said...

That's a great picture. I want Him to see me. If He doesn't see me, how can He help me? Somehow, His omniscience is a fearful, but a wonderful and conforting thing.

Lori Mazzola said...

Amen! :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just wanted to stop by and check on you. You are so right we can all run but there is no hiding place..
Hope your doing well
Love
Maggie

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So true! Sitka is sure pretty.

Edie said...

Uh-oh, what did Sitka do?

I'm so thankful for the forgiveness of my sins.

Love ya Andrea!