What is it that is keeping you from the Truth tonight, tomorrow’s almighty “to do” list?
Beware of busy, anything that keeps you moving long enough and fast enough to wax your heart cold. Beware of distraction, anything that makes you look good on the outside, but sucks the life out of your insides.
Is Truth being muffled by negative thoughts, self-pity and pain, walls of justification? Those walls may feel like protection but are barriers to peace and forgiveness, that keep the Truth at a distance and allow bitterness to carve a lonely canyon for the sound of echoing broken promises.
Beware, those faults you once found others guilty of could become your own.
Is Truth being crowded out by technology, one more trick to learn or game to play or hour to waste, of the precious time Christ bought for you – with his blood? This gift of time has always been meant for simple trust, childlike faith, close accounts, repentant tears, light-hearted joy – revelation and communion.
Is Truth being stomped out by our personal muscle flexing, our conquests to conquer, as if somehow we’ll rack up points, get His attention, earn His affection, or at least our peers? We’re doing what, in who’s name?
He is the Truth, the Way and the Life, He is our super-hero, and everything He calls us to do is to accentuate His work, to bring Him Glory. It is His name we proclaim, we are not here to make a name for ourselves.
Recommended Truth Reading: Matthew Chapter 6