Take Me to the King

Posted: May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Transparency is easily necessary but not necessarily easy.

I have always tried to be completely and utterly me, leaving everything out on the table after each blog I write.  I haven’t been blogging lately because of two factors:  college finals and well, I’ve been in such a battle.    Again, transparency is easily necessary but not necessarily easy.

Before I go into the “meat and potatoes” of my blog, I must give a background…  Sunday I fell spiritually… It was a pretty hard fall and I’m still suffering the repercussions.   You see, we all have secret sins – those things which very few (if any) know about.  Those skeletons hidden in the back of the closet.  It is these issues where our true battle lies.  Since falling with the impact of an atomic bomb, I find myself floundering between God and myself.  I kept hearing God out of the corner of my heart saying, “Shannon, it’s okay.  I got you!” but my mind couldn’t wrap itself around it.

Spring forward to Monday…. I fell…. physically.  Yes, it hurt as I am on the “fluffy” side of life.  As I was taking my son to daycare, I slipped on the gravel and my hands/knees landed on the sharp rocks.   I jumped up as quickly as possible hoping no one saw my embarrassing moment, wiped off my pants and went on into the building.  After I got my son settled in his room, I limped out of the daycare and went to my car to assess the damage.  My pants were torn and my knees were cut and bleeding.  Most of the day, they stung and even now, 4 days later, they are pretty sore.

Why do I tell you this?  I’m getting there I promise.

God likes to teach me complex lessons in a very simple way.  For this, I am VERY grateful because sometimes I need a little help in the learning department.   He began to show me the similarities of my spiritual and physical fall.  Both were embarrassing.  Both were inexcusable.  Both had the potential to be worse than they were.  Both hurt and I can still feel the effects of both today.

He asked me, “What did you do after you fell at daycare?”  I promptly replied, “Well, Lord, I jumped up and kept walking….”

“Why didn’t you do the same thing after you fell spiritually?!”  -God-

Well God, I…. You know, come to think of it… I don’t know…

Then He said something that is SOO simple I found myself questioning why I hadn’t already done it:


But God, it still hurts.  I can’t even walk without the wounds cracking and stinging.  I’m so sore.  I can’t move as freely as I am used to.  He began to show me that the scabs over the wounds must be broken in order for the wounds themselves to breathe.  (Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor so I have no idea if it’s correct or not BUT I do know the Great Physician and if He says it, well…. that settles it.)

Ok, Lord, I hear you….I’m up…

With all that being said, God dropped this particular song off at the front door of my heart and began to allow it to minister to me.   In my overwhelmed state, I  realized that I stopped taking my issues to my King.   I allowed my inadequacies to hinder my journey to the King.   If you are struggling with a “secret” sin, please know that God already knows….  Who do we think we are kidding when it comes to keeping things from God?

Please allow this song (Take Me to The King by Tamela Mann) to minister to your spirit as it did mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_7HUV1yyas

Transparency is easily necessary but not necessarily easy.

As she began to sing this song, I heard her transparency and desperation crying out to God.  Simply put, we are not transparent because we WANT to be, we are transparent because we are too desperate to be anything else.  I have to think about my own life.  I didn’t start becoming “real” with anyone (much less myself) until I was in that place where desperation and brokenness met and left me alone in the middle of a room crying out to the only One who could rescue me.   It was at that moment, I became transparent with my surroundings.

Oddly enough, its in the transparency of life where I find my freedom in Christ.  I find myself NOT bound to the shackles of my “secret” sins but free from the strongholds of silence.   Does it make the chains of sin go away?  No, only the power of Jesus Christ can do that but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.  Remember, anything that dies easily is NOT your battle… David killed Goliath in the blink of an eye.  But honestly, Goliath was Saul’s battle not David’s.  David stepped in when Saul fell short.  David’s real battle was Saul himself.   Anything that dies easily is NOT your battle.  (That nugget was for free!)  😉

My challenge for you this week is to be transparent…. be transparent without the fear of man.  In a world clouded by self-righteousness, arrogance, selfishness and egotism, I challenge you to become crystal clear in who you are.  I finally realize why David began to strip off his clothes when he began to praise the God who delivered him.  As he went to the King, he became transparent for his whole world to see.  The throne room tends to do that…make you transparent.

We often compare ourselves to coals and diamonds. “A coal under pressure is just a diamond in the rough” rings through the church constantly.  If you’ll think about it, coals are ugly and black.  They are shielded by their darkness.  Diamonds, on the other hand, are absolutely beautiful.  Why?  Because they are transparent, translucent and transpicuous.

Be the diamond God made you!  Be transparent as you go before the King!



  1. Your Friend always, Bonnie says:

    I always love reading your blogs. It always covers what is going on in my own life right now. Thank you for being there for me..
    Love ya

    • Praise God Bonnie! If just one person is touched, it was all worth it. Thank you for your continued support in my life. I truly thank God for the angel He sent me! 🙂 Love you!

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