Have you been on a quest for truth in your life? Are you confused about all the uproar in the media and wondering what is truth and what is not?
When I looked up truth in the dictionary, I discovered some phrases I found interesting. The fact of the matter, what actually/really happened, a fact or belief accepted as true are some definitions I found. What I thought interesting about this was what we believe to be true skewed by beliefs or traditions we’ve grown up with may have nothing to do with truth.
Religion you trusted can have as much negative influences on you as positive ones depending on how it’s taught or carried out. That the person of Santa Claus was not only fictitious, but was our parents pretending to be him. Don’t know about you, but that was a real crusher for me. Or how about being seduced by someone pretending to love you and being told he/she wanted only the best for you turned out to be a manipulative, selfish liar?
A few years ago, I attended an evening church service where a man named Shane Willard taught. He was a Bible scholar trained by a Messianic Jewish Rabbi. He taught on ways misinterpreted scripture weakens the character and nature of God. I began watching his videos and learned some amazing truths that made me excited to know the real Jesus. I recommend that you take the time to watch How to Read the Bible Like a Hebrew.
In Birth Order Does Matter, I talk about how our birth order can affect how we interpret situations that arise in our early years of development. When hard or traumatic things happen to us when we are young, our reality can become the lies we viewed as truth about ourselves.
One of the biggest lies I believed about myself as a very young child was I had to hide the real me. I internalized the lie that I didn’t measure up and was unworthy. So, I tried to convince everyone I was someone I wasn’t. It kept me from being all that God created me to be and I lived with shame for half my life.
That began changing when I accepted the gift of righteousness that Jesus paid for me. Through reading the Bible, I learned I couldn’t earn it or pretend that I deserved it because I didn’t. According to Romans 5:17, He gave this free gift by dying for me and all I had to go was except that gift and walk in His ways. Incredible!!
Jesus teaches us to come to Him as a little child in Matthew 18:3. The only way you can do that is by faith and trust. His kindness leads us to repentance and all truth!
Does being able to walk in the truth make your heart sing? Dive into what the Bible says about truth and it will!