Friday, July 11, 2014

DO YOU KEEP SECRETS? Author Gail Sattler knows secrets.

By Gail Sattler

Have you ever had a secret that you couldn't tell?
I think everyone has at least one secret, but there are a million or more reasons that people have for keeping those secrets.
Some secrets are fun  - like a surprise gift or birthday party for someone special.
Some aren't so fun - you know something that would embarrass someone else if it was told. Or maybe it could be you that would be embarrassed.

When the secret is for a good reason, and fun, it's even more fun when the secret can be told - like that surprise birthday party.  But then, the fun part is not holding the secret, but finally being able to reveal it.

What does God think about secrets?
Many things, actually. 
First, if you are trusted with a secret, then keep it
Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another's secret Prov 25:9
If you are doing something good, keep it in perspective - don't shout your good deeds from the rooftops, because then you've given yourself all the reward you will get. There are lots of references for that.
But here's one I really like
God will bill bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Ecc 12:14

God doesn't say not to have secrets. He just says, have the right ones.

I won't ask what your secrets are. I hope they are for the right reasons.

Gail Sattler

From Gail's new book from Heartsong:

Serious Comedy, no kidding!
The Best Man's Secret – Can you figure out Dave’s
You might like Gail's other books, too:
Aug 2013-The Path to Piney  Meadows - 4 1/2 star review Romantic Times
Feb 2013-When Pigs and Parrots Fly - Is love really for the birds?
Also-Take The Trophy and Run! -Can you find Gnorman?
>From March 2012
-Seattle Cinderella -