Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

And the band played on ….

February 6, 2013 1 comment

They didn’t think it could happen but it did. How often does that happen? We believe something that isn’t true. And we go down with the ship.

In 1912, the British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sank in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed. They said it was unsinkable. They were wrong. And, the Band played on!!

Jesus calls on us to know the truth. It will set us free.

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You never know

January 29, 2013 3 comments

We never know the influence our words may have when God is moving in someone’s life. His words don’t return empty. And, we may never know the final outcome.

May we speak the truth at all times.

The very one who argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said. ~~C. S. Lewis

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Remember the early days?

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

We should remember the early days when we first came to Jesus and saw the truth. Those were not always easy days. Friends didn’t understand. Family members laughed at us. They “knew” us too well. But, we knew who we knew.

He was with us through it all. We knew our real treasure. In one way, it seemed like nothing bothered us at all. We were willing to endure anything for Jesus. We were sure of Him.

So, will we throw it all away now? No, we need to stick it out no matter what.

We need to stay with the new plan. It is so much better than how we used to justify our self. The new plan is a sure thing. He has promised to complete everything and so we need to go for the prize. It isn’t going to take as long as we think. He will be back anytime now. We need to thrive on loyal trust. We can’t cut and run away.

We aren’t quitters. We aren’t losers. We are going to hang in and see it to the very end. Trusting Him who is always faithful.

He is the truth.

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Are my eyes open?

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are many mysteries with God. But His reality is plain enough. All anyone has to do is open their eyes. The reality is right in front of us.

You can’t hide the truth. He is and He is love. He is and He is light. Plain enough to see that.

But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! Romans 1:18-23

“You spoke the truth there, sure enough.” ~~Jesus

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Jesus knows us. Jesus knows us to our core. We can try to evade the truth but Jesus knows the truth. So there is no point in even trying.

The kind of people our Father is out looking for are those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. He wants that kind of relationship with us.

“That’s nicely put: ‘I have no husband.’ You’ve had five husbands, and the man you’re living with now isn’t even your husband. You spoke the truth there, sure enough.” ~~Jesus (John 4:18 The Message) 

Will God’s word be accomplished?

September 11, 2012 1 comment

God has a purpose in what He says to me. There is something He has in mind to accomplish. And, it will be accomplished. He is true to His word. He doesn’t say things He doesn’t mean. What He says will be done.

The enemy is a liar. He would deceive me.There is no peace or gift of grace in what he says.

My heavenly Father and Jesus are the truth. I can count on them.

 May I believe His word that He is speaking to me now.

 My word that goes out from my mouth:
 It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

—–Isaiah 55:11

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“Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth.” ~~Jesus

August 27, 2012 2 comments

Jesus challenges us to worship God in a way we have never known before. Do we think worship is sitting in church singing the hymn and raising our hands?

Worship is at the core of who we are in pursuit of who God is. Are we pursuing God in our worship? Are we heads over heals going after Him? Are we engaged with Him like never before? Jesus wants us to know that God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.

 “Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth.” ~~Jesus (John 4:24 The Message)

Am I focused on the whole picture?

We hear a lot about seeing the “big picture”. The Apostle Paul clearly got that. He realized it is easy to see the details. It is hard to see what he calls the “whole picture”. There is a difference, however, between the big picture and the whole picture. I think it is actually a huge difference.

God’s word, and the insight of the Holy Spirit, gives us the whole picture. The truth, clear truth, helps us see the whole picture.

May I see the whole picture. May I see it today and every day.

“We’re writing plain, unembellished truth, hoping that you’ll now see the whole picture as well as you’ve seen some of the details.” ~~Apostle Paul  (2 Corinthians 1:13 The Message)

Is God two-faced?

He isn’t fickle. No way at all. There is nothing in Him that is two-faced. He couldn’t be deceitful if He wanted to. It just isn’t in His nature. He isn’t wishy washy. He doesn’t say one thing and do another.

What He says is true. He has brought me to life using the true nature of His word. When He says it, I can count on it. That’s good stuff to be sure.

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“God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges them out of envy and hatred.” ~~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Will I allow God to demolish a massively corrupt culture?

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

All it takes is to watch the evening news to know we live in a massively corrupt culture. Our Father has given us tools to demolish that culture. To bring it right down. But I can’t fight it the same way the world does. My tools are different. Will I allow God to demolish it in my life?

May I live a life of obedience into maturity. May I receive the good news of God’s new goal for me. May I not miss it in my life today.

The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity. 2 Corinthians 10

“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.” – Winston Churchill

December 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Is the truth to close for comfort?

All heaven is applauding when I get in trouble for speaking the truth of the government of God. God is God and in control. I am in good company when I am put down for making his rule known. God is light and shines truth on us all. I can’t hide His light. I can’t pretend He isn’t in control.

How often, though, am I considering what others will think if I speak the truth in love?

May I speak the truth and seek our Father’s approval and not others.

Not only that—you will be more than happy every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble. Matthew 5:1-12

Flip flop?

Oh my goodness. Am I as true to my word as God is to His?

God doesn’t flip flop when He promises me something. God isn’t glib in His approach to what He says to me. God doesn’t waffle or waiver. Not at all. Not ever. God is always faithful to His word.

May I be as true to my word as God is to His.

Are you now going to accuse me of being flip with my promises because it didn’t work out? Do you think I talk out of both sides of my mouth—a glib yes one moment, a glib no the next? Well, you’re wrong. I try to be as true to my word as God is to his. Our word to you wasn’t a careless yes canceled by an indifferent no. How could it be? When Silas and Timothy and I proclaimed the Son of God among you, did you pick up on any yes-and-no, on-again, off-again waffling? Wasn’t it a clean, strong Yes? 2 Corinthians 1:17-19

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Spiritual lifeline

We have run with our very lives to God. He is our spritual lifeline for sure. We have hope. So we see the lifeline He gives us and grab it with both hands. It is secure. We don’t let go.Why would we?

His spirtual lifeline is unbreakable. It reaches past this unreal world right to the very presence of God. That is where Jesus is who went ahead of us. He is there interceeding for us and giving us right standing. This is the new plan based God’s goal of complete redemption.

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 10:18-20

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