Our attitude is a key thing in our soulish realm and the way we react to
things. How many things do we do in living our lives that if we knew
God was standing there watching us, we'd be concerned about it ...
not wanting to be caught doing it because we know that it wouldn't be
pleasing to the Father?
Hebrews 12:1,2... Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by
so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race
that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of
our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne
Who is this great crowd of witnesses watching us? They are the angels
... they are the believers, the saints, who have gone on before us, and
are waiting for us to show up and be with them.
Our personal lives are exposed to God, but He doesn't get all bent out
of shape about the things we sometimes do that aren't becoming to
Christianity. Yet we do these things and sometimes we are convicted ...
sometimes we're not. If we know that there's somebody up there
watching everything we do, we won't be quite as anxious to do
something that's borderline.
This "cloud of witnesses" isn't wielding a big club to use on us or
anything like that when we mess up. Our own conscious, our own spirit
man, will tell us that there's an audience watching the things we do.
God is trying to grow us up, make us mature Christians. We can't do
this on our own ... it's got to be Him.
This is what separates the believers from His Presence.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler