Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Truth About Reality.

"What, you would like to be a bird? Fine then. You are a bird. Though in that case, it inevitably follows that you are also a lie."
I do not believe that truth is relative. I do believe, however, that reality is. Truth is true, it simply is, regardless of whether you believe it to be or not. But reality, what is real to you and the way in which you live as a result, is entirely subjective to your beliefs. The problem is, most people are living in a reality that is totally counter to the truth. And yes, when I say "most people", I am including Christians.

Our Enemy is the father of lies (John 8:44). And unfortunately, we incorporate a great many of those lies into our reality. Lies like, "God only performed miracles back in the days of the early Church" or "You can never truly be free of your past" or "God could never use someone as broken as you" or "God does not have a great destiny for you; you should just go through the motions of day to day life, 'cause this is as good as it's going to get."

But as we live in these false realities that bind us and keep us from all that we are called to as sons and daughters of the King, the truth is crying out. God is crying out. He wants to shatter our realities and invite us to live in His, the only true reality. The reality of who we are as His beloved people, and the freedom and power and peace that comes with it. The reality of who He is, and the faith and joy and love that comes with that.

Our Father has so much that He wants to lavish on us, if only we will seek Him. Not just head knowledge of the truth, or an acknowledgement of it as truth, but experiencing His truth and incorporating it into our lives, founding our reality on it. It is the only foundation that is firm. All else is sinking sand (Matthew 7:24-27).

And how do we know the truth? Jesus gave us a simple answer:
“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:31-32 
Seek Him. Follow Him. He will never lead you astray.

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