If you are in America, I hope you enjoyed a nice extended Labor Day weekend, and if you are stopping by from another country, I hope you are getting off to a great week! Today I want to start a series on the topic of Integrity. In this post we will deal with personal integrity.
So, I started on something that I have been wanting to do for a while and that’s committing Psalms 101 to memory. I love, love, love this chapter. I truly believe it’s the one stop to make as it relates to private and public integrity. In Psalms 101:2 David writes: “I will be careful to live a blameless life. When will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home”. Do you have integrity in your house? Think about what I said. Do. YOU. Have INTEGRITY. In. YOUR. House???
It’s easy to put on an act for a few hours in public, but who are you in private? When no one else is around, who. are. YOU? Integrity is not an attribute you want to rent, it’s an attitude you need to own! We should all desire to be ONE person. The lack of integrity fragments us, compartmentalizes us, divides us. I love the second definition of integrity as it appears in dictionary.com:
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished
When we don’t live with integrity, we are not whole. While we may wear many hats, they need to be placed on the same Head, Christ Jesus. We should desire to have integrity in EVERY area of our lives, not just the parts people see in public. Making decisions with integrity don’t always make you feel better but they definitely make you sleep better. When we walk with integrity privately we walk with peace publicly. Who you are in private will ultimately be who you are in public. My prayer is that we would allow the Holy Ghost to deal with us in our private times so that we can enjoy our public times.
Have a wonderful week!