Tuesday, November 26, 2013


"Who hindered you from obeying the truth?" Galatians 5:7

Well, if you read yesterday's post on "Truth", to open my Bible and read the verse above this morning, it seemed like a needed follow-up.  I had several people comment, email or send me Facebook messages regarding God's call on their lives to be truth-tellers.  A few said it was God's Word of encouragement over a situation that they needed to speak truth into at this moment.

So...have you, or have you at least set that coffee visit in place?

Here's the thing, if we don't do it immediately, we probably won't do it.  Time, excuses, busyness and life will steal away obedience and opportunity.  What we felt so impressed to do yesterday, will be suppressed in our tomorrow.  Hesitation begets procrastination which begets termination and elimination.  The fervor felt to follow through fails with the passing of each moment.  Resolute decisions resign.

Yes, we need to pray and not run ahead of God's plan, but when is speaking the truth in love not part of God's plan?  It was Christ's lifestyle.  We look at it as an event; it was His moment by moment evidence of being God's Son.  He is Truth.

Let me share more from the passage above:

"Who hindered you from obeying the truth?  This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.  A little leaven leavens the whole lump.  I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgement, whoever he is."  (Galatians 5:7-10)

Please don't allow anyone to stop you from sharing truth.  As the Scripture says, this persuasion is not from God.  Those who reject the standards God sets in His Word would love to play the enemy and cause you to doubt and remain silent.  Why?  They'd rather not adhere to these standards themselves and your call to holy living sets them on edge.  They feel the encroachment of truth hitting too close to home.

Friends, look around you.  Morality is at an all time low.  Absolutes have been tossed aside.  Everyone does what is right in their own eyes, often even twisting Scripture to justify actions.  It's breaking my heart.  We accept everything so as not to offend, more anxious that we'll hurt the sinner than sadden our Savior.

Has God called you to truth?


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1 comment:

Jill Beran said...

Joy, again I love this and need this!! Last Friday, I followed through and met with a friend...I know I was obeying and had peace when I left, but yesterday doubt crept in. These words describe exactly what I was doing! Love this - "more anxious that we'll hurt the sinner than sadden our Savior." Looking forward to what God puts on your heart tomorrow my friend!! Blessings to you!