Friday, October 25, 2013

Truth Telling!

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Jesus told us God is light and doesn't have any darkness in him. Now we are telling you.

If we say we share in life with God and keep on living in the dark, we are lying and are not living by the truth.  But if we live in the light, as God does, we share in life with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus washes all our sins away. If we say we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn't in our hearts. But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.
If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and his message isn't in our hearts.

1 John 1:5-10

Why do we teach our children that it is a bad thing to lie? Well, fundamentally lying is the first step we take in acting like Satan and not like God. When we lie, darkness moves in and begins to take control of our lives. When we tell the truth, light dispels the darkness!

If we live in the light, then we share in life with each other. So if you are having a "relationship problem" with someone, at the core is a lack of truth. In this "modern" world lying has become a lifestyle. We expect lies from car salesmen, politicians and even radio and TV journalists. And of course many people simply live in the darkness of lying about almost everything, all of the time! It is no surprise that the result is chaos.

If you have decided to become a "truth teller" where do you start? The best place is to tell God the truth. Pour out your heart before God and confess all the things that you thought you were hiding from Him. Let God hear about your frustration and disappointment. If there is anger or bitterness in your heart tell God about that as well. Stand completely uncovered before God and let Him pour down on you the healing oil of His love and mercy!

Make sure that you bring all the truth of your life to God and let go of all the lies and deception. It is then that you will begin to smell the sweet aroma of the "Peace that Passes Understanding." When you know that God knows everything and that the Blood of Jesus has paid the price for all your sins, you can rest like a baby in his mother's arms.

"Lord Jesus, I am so tired of hiding from You. It seemed like a game at first, but then it became an addiction. So Lord, I renounce the lies and deceit and pour out my heart to You. May I sense Your peace again in every part of my being. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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