By telling these things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus. You will be made strong by the words of the faith and the good teaching which you have been following. But do not follow foolish stories that disagree with God’s truth, but train yourself to serve God. Training your body helps you in some ways, but serving God helps you in every way by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too. What I say is true, and you should fully accept it. (1 Timothy 4:6-9)
When have you doubted something that ended up proving truthful?
When have you accepted something as truth that wasn’t?
What most often gets in the way of you listening to truth?
The truth of God’s Word is essential to ridding our lives of lies. God’s Word will not lie to us. We can twist it to make it sound like something it’s not, and we can ignore the truths we don’t want to hear or apply to our lives, but we can’t change truth. God reveals his absolute truth to us as we become familiar with him. We live within the boundaries of God’s truth, even when we’re rebellious. God’s truth exists no matter what we do. In order to live by it, we must engage with God’s Word to intentionally seek familiarity, answers, and guidance. We have to be still enough to hear, patient enough to discern, and bold enough to obey. God will speak his truth into you. Are you listening?
God desires for you to listen, because he wants you to know him. He wants you to purposefully walk through life. He wants you to reflect him to others. He wants your life – your words, responses, and actions – to point others to him. When you listen to God’s truths, you glorify God. As you fully accept God’s Word, you have the full assurance of God. You can’t help but to listen and obey, because the ever-deepening relationship you have with him requires nothing less.
Write one verse God is speaking to you today and stand firmly on it, keeping it with you and referring to it throughout the day. If a specific verse doesn’t come to mind, use today’s verses.