Posted by: bellissimanh | June 26, 2009

Truths

 

 handshake

Noah:  Truths, Jasmine.

Jasmine: Huh?

Noah: Truths!

Jasmine: What are you TALKING about?

Noah: I’m tired of fighting. I wanna call truths.

*insert laughter of Mom and Jasmine here*

The conversation above took place as we were heading to Jackson Falls for the afternoon. It was hot and sticky and the kids had been arguing off and on all day. Now, with the afternoon laid out ahead of us, Noah wanted to put the rest of it behind him. He knew he could have fun with his big sister at the Falls if they moved past the bickering.

We chuckled at his mispronunciation of the word “truce”, but the more I thought about it, the more I wondered if his own made up word couldn’t be just as applicable in the situation.

We all have relationships that become strained from time to time. We often find ourselves in situations that result from miscommunication, misunderstanding, and a general failure to convey the “truth” to another. The longer the issues go unaddressed, the deeper the distance that develops between the two parties. If not dealt with, before long the two are no longer communicating at all, and often neither can even remember why. Or at least one of them can’t.

But what would happen if we called a “truths”? We could sit down and look at the truth of what was said, what was meant, and what was perceived?

Better yet… we could dig into the TRUTH together and realize that what we have in common is so much greater than anything we have to argue over. Jim Thornber wrote a thought provoking piece on this very concept over at Thinking Out Loud. Particularly with brothers and sisters who have a common understanding of who Jesus is, we can sit down and open the Word of Truth together, look into how it addresses the issue we’ve been facing, and grow together, not just in our relationship with one another, but also grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. What better way to put differences behind us and renew friendships that may have been feeling a bit neglected?

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Where is that knowledge of Him found, if not in the Word? The ultimate guide to Truth?

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-18)

Now that’s some truth right there!

Taking Real Understanding To Heart… TRUTH.

And what about the ultimate Truth?

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” (John 14:6)

How about you? Is it time to call “Truths” in your life?

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Responses

  1. Hello,
    I just wanted to thank you for your blog. Months ago I came across it through the link of another blog and have checked back in every once in awhile. I am always blessed when I read your writings. This latest entry, “Truths”, definitely is an answers prayer for me. Within the last 6 months I have found myself in a situation with another loved one, that has gone unresolved, and even this morning I was praying saying “God, I don’t even know how to pray anymore”. It is so cool to have been sitting here on my porch in the quiet of the evening and feel like I have some direction. Thank you.

  2. I’m in a very real situation of a matter similar with a younger brother. The sad part of it is, that he isn’t willing to sit and chat. So total rejection and I’m thankful that My GOD is not like that, and that He desires me to not be like that either. Lord, heal us! AND HELPS US!

    Lovingly,
    Yolanda

  3. Happiness is whew built

  4. This is great Heather!! I love that you are so richly fed by your children, made so complete by God’s gifts!!


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