Joyce Meyer – Living a Life of Truth

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

— Ephesians 4:15 (AMPC)

Satan is the deceiver, and his goal is to prevent us from walking in the truth. But Jesus came that we might know the Truth, and He said the Truth would make us free (see John 8:32).

When I began to seriously study God’s Word, I found that I had a life built on deception and lies. I believed many things that simply were not true, yet they were true for me because I believed them. Lies become our reality if we believe them! For example, I believed I could never overcome my past, but God’s Word taught me that I could let go of what was behind and learn to enjoy the good life God had planned for me (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).

It is important for us to know the truth and apply it to our lives. It is also important to tell the truth in all situations and to be truthful with ourselves about our motives and actions. Any person who makes a commitment to “live truly” will learn many things about him or herself, some of which may not be pleasant. Even though it is difficult to face truth at times, it is also wonderful to be free from lies and deception. I spent many years blaming my problems on other people, but the truth was that I had a bad attitude and a lot of bitterness from my past. It was painful to face, but that truth ultimately set me free and brought healing into my life.

I encourage you to join me in praying daily that God will reveal truth to us in every situation and give us the courage to face it. A few days ago, Dave and I had a heated conversation, and I was sure it was his fault until I asked God to show me truth in the situation.

When I did, God revealed to me that I had created the situation by saying several things that were totally useless and that put Dave on the defensive. That wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but it will help me not to make the same mistake again! Truth is very valuable. Let’s be committed to living a life of truth.

Prayer of the Day: Father, I ask You to reveal truth to me in every situation in my life and to give me the courage to face it. Thank You!

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