What Truth Defines You?
Find your truth. Discover your truth. We have heard these concepts for years from culture. Culture wants you to believe the truth varies. Culture wants to believe you create your own truth. We want to show you, not a truth nor our truth, but The Truth. There is only one truth and it’s the truth of the Word. Let’s spend some time breaking down what the truth really is and how we can use it to define how we live and the choices we make.
Let's begin with the basics, why is the truth so important? The truth is important because without the truth you cannot defend your mind and heart from the lies of the enemy. The enemy wants to plant ‘lie’ seeds in your heart. The only way to dig up the old lies and prevent new ones from being planted is to understand the truth, the Word. By sowing seeds of the Word you guard your heart and mind! In Proverbs 4 we hear that we should pay close attention to the Word and keep it in our hearts. It goes on to say the Word is life to those who find it and health to their flesh! It says to guard your heart above all else because everything you do flows from it. That Proverb is backed up by Matthew 12:34 which tells us out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Whatever you’ve allowed to be sown into your heart is what will come out of your mouth.
What is your heart abounding with? Is it truth or is it worry? Meditating on the Word will ensure that the Word is what comes out of you. We have had people tell us that they can’t meditate or they don’t know how. Let us shed some truth on this lie from the enemy! The enemy loves to take a strength from God and use it for his own gain. It’s one of his predictable and overused attacks. He has done this with our ability to meditate by convincing us to meditate on our stress, to meditate on what could go wrong, to meditate on our weaknesses. If you are good at worrying, you are good at meditating! Take back this skill that the enemy has tried to claim! Follow scripture and set your eyes on the things above (Colossians 3:2), look until Jesus (Hebrews 12:2), and think on the things of God (Philippians 4:8).
The truth of the Word renews our minds. Have you ever heard Romans 2:12? It tells us not to conform to the pattern of the world, but instead to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Conform means to be similar in form or type; agree. Renewing is defined as giving fresh strength or life to; reviving. The enemy wants us to see ourselves as similar to the world and similar to culture. But the Word tells us that we are set apart from the world, that we are in it but not of it! Let the Word bring you fresh strength and life. Let it revive your heart and your mind! You do this by studying the Word of God and meditating on it, which you now know you can do! Confidently!
We are praying over every heart reading this. We are calling any lies of the enemy to be uprooted and cast away. We are calling on the seeds of the Word, to be strong and mighty, and to bear fruit! We want to encourage you to keep the Word in your heart. Treasure it. Tend it. Guard it. Share it with those around you so they can do the same!
Blessings and Love,
Pastors Gregory and Jackie Pope