Be Real

MB900297565It seems every little girl in America is singing “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. I was tired of feeling out of the loop, so finally watched it with my granddaughter. Movie time was a delight for both of us. Yes, this was her eighth time of watching it, but that didn’t matter. Since Let It Go is being sung everywhere, I decided to actually read the lyrics since I couldn’t capture them all during the movie. Here’s the first verse and chorus:

The snow glows white on the mountains tonight

Not a footprint to be seen

A kingdom of isolation

And it looks like I’m the queen.

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see

Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know

Well, now they know!

 

Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold it back anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn away and slam the door.

As I read the words a few phrases jumped out at me: a kingdom of isolation, don’t let them in, don’t let them see, conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know. I thought about those words and it took me back to six years ago when a group of four others and myself formed an accountability group which we call Heart Friends. I remember the day I decided to really open up and let them in and see the real me. There was a circumstance in my life that was causing me great hurt and anger. I knew bitterness was setting in. It was ugly and I did not want them to see it, but I came out of hiding. They didn’t judge. They listened. They cared. They graced me and prayed for me. It was a humbling experience, but it was a place I needed to go. There I found love, freedom, and healing. I experienced what James 5:16 ( AMP)says: Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false step, your offenses, your sins) and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored (to a spiritual tone of mind and heart:. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its work).

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