Philippians 1:3-11 (NLT)

I like those Shrek movies and the other night while watching one with my daughter a conversation between Donkey and Shrek stuck out to me as interesting ; Shrek Says: “For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think!!  Layers, onions have layers. Ogres have layers. We both have layers.”  Silly example of what I am trying to say, but is it really? People are like onions because just like onions people have multiple layers to them and you never know what or who that person “really is” until you peel back a few of their layers and really get to know who they are. I think if we all worked to be more transparent and expose our “onion-NESS” or “imperfect selves” with humility and acceptance than we would be happier people, less concerned about the world discovering our hidden layers, secrets, and hurting selves. Paul says in Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Christ is working on us constantly but as long as when people pull back our layers and find Christ in the center it will bring glory to God. God Loves Ya 😉

devo 1-9-15