E-votional - To Tell The Truth
September 27, 2001
"So putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another."

Ephesians 4:15-32 (NRSV)


    The truth. It can elude anyone. We can lie to ourselves while at the same time trying to be truthful. The self destruction is an example of truth. The truth about self destruction is it is a cry for help, a cry for freedom, a cry to be true to ones self. Yet this truth is misguided desire to communicate, not through words, but through symbolism. The controlled child that lashes out against themselves is in fact crying out against those who would control them. It becomes the only truth they come to know.

    Hear the Good News, truth is something more than just internally known, but it is to be shared, this was and is Jesus. Jesus taught, shared and lived the truth. It is through truth that Jesus reached out to the lost, to the disenfranchised, to the forgotten. It is through this truth that He builds for us a new foundation of life and living. He spoke the truth in Love, and in doing so He changed the world in which He lived and which we live. Easily said, yet we still struggle with such an endeavor. What if, what if we learned what it meant to speak the truth in love? What if we learned to share the truth with others? What would that growth look like? What would that mean for you? Your Children, Your spouse? Speaking the truth may be difficult, but then there is the hearing. Truth, you know, it is all there, it is up to us to not only share it, but to also receive it.


    Lord, can I even be truthful to You? Please Father, allow me to begin with You. Each day I am challenged, and would like to be able to both share and hear the truth. Frankly I do not know which is harder, but understand both are necessary. Let me be truthful in all I do, that this truth might in fact be a witness to all that You have done in my life. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for I ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.