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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Truth

I read a lot of blogs. It is just something I like to do in my "free time" (ie: when I should be sleeping). Within my circle of blogs there has been a lot of questions, and opinions, and posturing on "truth". Because of that, truth has been on my mind, and has been part of my ongoing discussion with God. It was pretty thrilled today when our church started a new "8 part series" about the cornerstones of what we believe. There was a lot of talk today about truth, and a beautiful time of prayer after the sermon. The pastor actually asked for everyone who is seeking more understanding of the truth to come down for prayer. I had JUST THAT MORNING asked for a deeper understanding of truth, and there was the pastor, asking to pray for ME!!!! I just love when God gives me confirmation that he really is listening.
John 8:45 is Jesus speaking, and he says "because I tell the truth, you do not believe me". BECAUSE? Really? I have never really understood that before, but I think I got it today. We, as humans, don't want to know the truth if it is uncomfortable. If it doesn't fit into what we have already decided, then we don't want to believe it. Our pride, our own identity, our own "reality" can keep us from the truth. It is easier to not believe the truth.
I am doing a lot of searching right now. Truth seems absolute, and that is scary. I don't like absolutes. I am a pretty flexible person, in most things and thoughts. But I know that I am supposed to seek truth, in all areas. I am going to try to keep this string of thought going on here over the next few weeks. I cannot promise that I will always be absolute, but I will be seeking, and sharing. Stay tuned....

1 comment:

Marcy said...

I can't wait to hear what's coming!