Ephesians 4:15 (NIV) Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Today;s Readings: click here – Psalm 72, 1Kings 10:14-25, Ephesians 4:7, 11-16
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When we receive Jesus in our heart, and choose to live our lives according to His word and will, Philippians 2:5-11, we begin to see ourselves, others, and the world more defined, as if through Jesus’ eyes. Gradually, we grow and mature in our faith through our trials, errors and triumphs. We understand love when we experience God’s unfailing and unconditional love for us. 1 John 4:16
The further we read and study scripture, we can absorb the beauty of living a life which embodies that of Christ. We discover truth, honor, prayer and integrity as key components to speak truth in whatever manner we are faced with. When we trust God IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, Proverbs 3:5-6, and with prayer and petition, we can speak truth in love, even if that truth might be painful. We can trust God that truth will be spoken and received with love and his healing and guidance can begin to take shape.
Act justly, speak truthfully, think reasonably, respond impartially, trust honorably, love unconditionally and your heart will show you the way. And when we mess up, because we will, God’s grace, through Christ Jesus, covers us and we are washed cleaned and set upright again. Isaiah 1:18. May we live in truth knowing the freedom that comes with that truth, John 8:31-32 , and let us love…Love God, Love others…Just Love! Matthew 22:37-39 Because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19.
One of my previous posts, I spoke how music speaks this Truth to my heart, mind and soul, Here is Today’s song “Love You With The Truth” by Casting Crowns , let it speak to you too.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to be more like you. To understand the magnitude of living a life of TRUTH in LOVE in all circumstances, forms and conditions, to be bold in prayer and steadfast in action, all for your glory and honor. AMEN!