Truth is…Truth is Not

Truth set in cementTruth is not simply what works.

Pursue truth anyway. Walk along His road where the air is clear, where you can breathe again.

To face Truth head on, look into His eyes. This is not ideological talk, without substance or form. This is reality. Jesus Christ. The passion carried in my heart to know Him and to make Him known. He’s real. When you seek Truth, He’s always there to reveal Himself to you, up close and personal.

If you have been led down a path of religion, I no longer question why you’re not interested in Jesus Christ. Religion bypasses intimacy and relationship in favor of anything else…anything but the simplicity found in Christ and His love for us.

He offers His path – security, identity, love, acceptance. I believe this is something every person’s heart desires, whether they know it or not.

It’s important to know what Truth is and what Truth is not. I’ll write a series of blog posts about Truth, what He is and what He is not. Keep in mind that Jesus is the way, the Truth, and the life.

Point #1 Truth is not simply what works.

Jesus gives us a choice. We choose to follow His heart not ours. We must decide walking with Him is greater than the pull of the world and all it has to offer to us. The journey does not promise a smooth path. There are lots of uphill battles as well as places where you can’t see far into the distance. Along the way, I discovered that He satisfied the deepest longings of my heart as I walked in sync with His heart.

When walking along this path, it’s easy to assume that if one follows Truth, it would somehow work. And, by work, I mean a flow, an ease to the movement of your life. It doesn’t always work that way.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I realized many years ago, He answered the deepest longing of my heart for significance. He showed me a way to walk right in the lowest time of my life – my marriage was failing, I was drinking too much, and the list of failures goes on and on.

He showed up with a promise. “I’ll never leave you or forsake you.” He called me to walk with Him. I’m walking with Truth, in Truth but this path isn’t what I expected. I say, “I expected”. It is though what He expected for me. This is a path in life, perfectly tuned to my journey.

Along the way, I questioned, “Is this the right way? Is He worth it?”

Many times, everything in me cried out to turn around, get off this path and opt out of everything.

His still small voice said, “Follow Me. I don’t disappoint AND I know what is good for you.”

Christianity is an adventure, a journey into relationship with Jesus Christ. Anything less than that? It’s called religion.

Truth is not simply what works. 

Truth is a journey in knowing Christ through all of life, wherever the journey leads.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra

Truth Quotes

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Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.Isaiah 59:14

In other words, truth has fallen on hard times. In America right now, lies are everywhere. Many don’t seem to care, holding tight to their illusions. Underneath their illusions are fear, anger, or even pride.

Yes, there are those who seek truth, hunger for it but overall people tend to be unaware of the facts and don’t seem to care. As one journalist recently said, “We live in a post-fact world.”

This is indeed dangerous.

Jesus points to the path He’s laid down in front of me and says “Walk.” I carry a burden for this revelation because once truth is fallen, what is left to hold onto?

I’m not talking about a self-righteous truth that seeks to belittle those confronted by its arrogance. I am talking about a truth that is essential for life – guiding us and leading us into a fullness of life. Truth walked in humility and grace to those who may be lost in fear.

KeyholeTruth is indeed fallen in the streets. People pass by, hardly even aware that lies abound on all sides. I can’t leave this subject and will continue to write about it but for today here are some quotes that you might like.

Truth does not blush. Tertullian

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance deride it, but i the end, there it is. Winston Churchill

Inconvertible – certain, irrefutable, sure, unanswerable, unarguable.
Malice – a desire to cause pain, injury of distress to another.

The truth doesn’t change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O’Connor.

Seek out truth and when you think you have found it, carefully guard it for it will be the substance of your life. When all is crashing around you as life deals with you as it always will, truth will protect you, shield and comfort you.

Truth is Jesus Christ.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra