The Nature of Truth

The ocean’s ebb and pull in Barbados

If you drop an orange, it will fall to the ground.

Birds are created to fly and soar.

Humans need water to survive.

The sun is hot.

The oceans have their tides.

God is God.

His Word stands forever.

And the truth of His Word does not change, will never change.

Man cannot change the definition of truth any more than he can change the force of gravity.

Unchanging forevermore.

In a world that is writhing in uncomfortable, nonsensical change, hold tightly to God’s Word.

Be brave, be strong, be resolute, in the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Love to you all, Lisa

“But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.” – 2 Timothy 2:29 NLT

“The entirety of Your Word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” – Psalm 119:160 NKJV

Unbiased

When a person is analyzing an issue fairly, they look for unbiased truth. No commentary, no opinions, no slant. It is the only way to see a problem and possible solutions in a clear light. One of the most frustrating parts to me of this whole pandemic and the resulting world chaos has been finding the truth. Which news coverage is unbiased? Who has no hidden agenda in their reporting? What can we believe?

I am a person who would definitely like to know these answers. But I truly believe that there are no unbiased news sources anymore, unfortunately. There are news sources that I agree with more than others, but all have their slant, their bias, their worldview.

The only truly unbiased source of truth that I have found is found way outside of the news realm. It is the Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Judge of all, Savior and Redeemer. He has been here long before we all were, and will be here when the end of this world comes. He will be our God through all of eternity. He will create a new heaven and a new earth, one with no viruses, no bad politicians, no confusion, no pain, no crying. He will wipe away every tear and answer every question.

“I AM the way,

the truth,

and the life.

No one comes to the Father but through Me.” -John 14:6

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32

Virginia springtime

Look for the truth, seek Him, and He will give you peace in these troubled times. Because our times, our histories, our stories, are all in His hands. Love, Lisa

St. Patrick

I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.”

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.”

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

-St. Patrick, missionary to Ireland

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland

Pushing Through

Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. That little voice inside my mind that tells me all manner of negative things.

“No one wants to hear what you are thinking/writing, so why say it?”

“You are not a good writer.”

“There are so many books in the world, why write another one?”

“What I am saying is not original/interesting/witty enough, etc.”

And on and on and on it goes. Things the devil wants me to think, to shut me down, to keep me from being the person God created me to be.

I have a choice. I can choose to listen and shut down, or remind myself and push through. Listen to lies or listen to truth. Not that I am the greatest writer in the world….I am not saying that. But all of us have something to say, some truth that God is revealing in our lives, something that might encourage someone else who is going through something similar.

Here are some things God says about me (and you):

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1John 4:18

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10

And on and on and on it goes. Praise God. I choose today to listen to Him and to His Word and to His love. I am so thankful.

Write well, my friends. Speak love, speak truth, speak of Christ. Love, Lisa