Dirty Little Secret

You have a dirty little secret


Your life that people see

is not what they don’t


Your outward

is not the same

as your inward


God and people

are not truly honored

behind closed doors


Lies and deception

are disguised as piety

and truth


And people are hurt by secrets

especially the one doing the hurting


Because what you don’t realize

is that the one who truly has

a dirty little secret


is the enemy of your soul


He has you in his grip

and you thought you were in control


of the facade


Nothing is truly secret

Except the way you are being deceived


– Susie Stewart


There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light.

– Luke 8:17 (GW)


Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!

– Luke 12:3 (NLT)


For God will judge every action—including everything done in secret—whether it be good or evil.

– Ecclesiastes 12:14 (VOICE)


Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.

– Hebrews 4:13 (NLT)


* Disclaimer — This is not written about anyone within the walls of our home. Friend, if your life inside your home does not match up with your life outside your home, if you are putting on a facade, if you are being deceived by the enemy into not living out God’s grace and honor toward the people you are closest to, please wake up!  Your enemy prowls and looks for those who he may devour.  Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked.  Bring all into the light and let God’s Spirit cleanse and mend.


Photo by Susie Stewart


Our Lord did not teach detachment from other things:  He taught attachment to Himself.   Jesus Christ was not a recluse.  He did not cut Himself off from society.  He was amazingly in and out among the ordinary things of life; but He was disconnected fundamentally from it all.  He was not aloof, but He lived in another world.

– Oswald Chambers


For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.

– Hebrews 13:1 (NLT)


I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth. Just as you sent Me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give Myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by Your truth.

– John 17:15-19 (NLT)


A divided heart loses both worlds.

– A.B. Simpson


Photo by Susie Stewart