Friday, July 25, 2014
“For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:3-4
As Paul writes these words, the heart of God is revealed: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Not only must we hear the truth of God’s word, not only must we speak the truth of God’s word, we must also walk in that truth. Simply stated, we must live out our days in accordance with that truth and allow it to shape the very way we do life.
You have the Power to walk in truth on the inside of you. You have the ability to know what is wrong, and to do what is right. Left on our own, we would be a big mess, but that’s why the Holy Spirit is there, to empower us to walk in truth. Even in the simplest ways, He leads us. There’s a “little feeling” in our gut telling us, “Don’t do it.” The Holy Spirit magnifies truth in us so that we would live a life that pleases God and brings blessings.
As you spend time in the word of God, you become more sensitive to the truth of God and more open to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Today, make a choice to say “yes” to the Power of God on the inside and to walk in truth.
No one can do it on their own. Our emotions, the voices of others and past experiences want to tell us what it “really is”…but the only absolute truth is the Word of God. That is our standard.
You have the power now, use it!