“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” – John 16:13
I love the discovering, and the uncovering, and the revealing of truth.
Even when it means seeing the ugly, even when it’s painful to see the truth, even when it means looking at something within myself that is hard to face.
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” – Psalm 34:8
But I have “tasted and seen” the relief and the freedom that comes from the goodness of the Lord breaking down a wrongful mindset in me, as He tears down lies in my life, as He walks with me, leading me into the light, leading me into more life.
What relief it is to walk into to the realization that I was living in an area of blindness in my life…but now I can see the truth… It may sting for just a moment at first, but the truth that He walks me into, at just the right time, leads to more life. I know this now, I’m thankful for this now.
I came across a news article that troubled me so much this morning, it had to do with aborted babies and the science world using baby parts in science experiments…. I just stopped and thought…. how? How can a person come into the mindset that allows them to think this is okay? How can a person come to the point of justifying this? How this world needs Jesus.
How easy it is to become trapped in a mindset that is so far from the truth…
But Jesus prepares the way for truth in our hearts. He has prepared the way for us to walk into truth and life.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6
But then I came back to my own heart, and my own life, and I thought about so many years of being held captive by the mindset of fear, being tortured by fear, being intimidated and afraid because of my perception of God. Even as a believer who had accepted Jesus into my heart…I still couldn’t see for so long. I was living in a world where a lot of what I saw and understood was not the truth, it was false. So much of what I was seeing and believing was false, and yet it seemed so real, it seemed that I was justified.
I look back at how the Lord was calling me back, calling me out, all along. He was calling me and leading me forward, even though it took a while for me to come out of the darkness and deception –and I know I am still walking away from the lies… How thankful and relieved I am now that the Lord has led me out of being blinded by deception, and into the clarity of truth. He’s leading me further and further into truth every day.
Sometimes walking into truth can be a process, sometimes we don’t get to see everything all at once. Sometimes it’s more of a process of walking into truth, and then being able to see what we need to see at just the right time, as we can handle and accept it. The Holy Spirit prepares our hearts so that we can see and live in the truth…. truth that leads to life.
God I’m so thankful for Your ways, I’m so thankful for Your faithfulness, I’m so thankful that once You start Your work in us, You’re going to carry it on to completion. Help me to keep following You into Your truth and life every day. Thank You, Jesus. ☀️
“I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6