It was a Bible study on the story of David that opened a door for the most important lesson about prayer I think I have learned. I had come to the sad part about David’s selfish adultery and the lives he destroyed trying to get what he wanted. The prophet Nathan confronts David with a story. When David understands his actions from God’s perspective, he understands with deep grief what he has done in God’s eyes. Poet that he was, he left us a record of his confession. (Psal
Why is the truth so important? Why can’t I just use what I think is best and run with it? Because untruths trap. Lies destroy. What you don’t know that you could know can hurt you. This truth was never more front and center in my life than the day Mark and I sat in a room with Lisa’s entire medical support team to deal with vocabulary and processes that that I didn’t want to hear. We talked about medical directive, end of life, hospice.
We had a choice to make. We could
How can I know the Truth? That is no small question. Often, we treat the Truth as if it is some slippery fish that will wiggle out of our hands, or worse. We act as if it is based on some hard-to-understand algorithm that we will never understand. But Truth, the All Truth of God, is always reachable, always present. But we must develop a hunger for it, a sensitivity to it, and a willingness to be shaped by it. What is that process? Again, God’s Word was my spotlight to sho
What is the truth? Reality or perception? Even when we say we want the truth, we usually don’t. We want truth to slant our way, so we stretch it, hide it, and misrepresent it, and re-shape it to fit our desires and logic. But truth is either your friend or enemy. She doesn't play neutral. A verse in Psalms offered me one of those cataclysmic dividing lines where I must choose which side of Truth I intended to live on. Surely you desire truth in the inner parts. Psalm 51:6