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Mulan & Deceipt

Psalm 89:14 “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.” The other night we brought the family to watch Mulan. For some reason I was particularly moved when the evil witch told Mulan “your deceit weakens you.” It got me thinking about the role of truth in our lives. At various points, I’ve realized that I need to come clean on something specific. A few years back, God impressed it upon my heart to confess to the Harvard Coop Bookstore where I used to steal CDs 30 years ago. I called up and asked to whom I could make out a check. “Ummm, we don’t even know how to process that in our accounting system.” I got an address from the manager and sent them an apology letter with payment. At Love After Marriage, the marriage workshop that Elaine and I attended one year back, I felt God impress upon my heart that I needed to come clean about some infidelity at the beginning of our relationship. It was not easy, but Holy Spirit brought supernatural restoration and we went from the lowest low to the highest high of our entire 10 year marriage in the course of less than 48 hours. In each of these situations, life wasn’t so bad before coming clean. Mulan also demonstrated serious fighting prowess while deceiving the entire Imperial Army into thinking she was a man. But it was only after she confessed that she was allowed to fully come into alignment with her identity, and realize the fullness of her destiny. After each of my confessions, I felt a step change in my intimacy with God, and the accompanying power at my disposal. Lord thank you for reminding me that righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. You reign over all, for the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. I pray that you help me reveal any areas of required confession in my life. I desire to walk before you as an attendant of truth and love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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