Posts tagged truth
Posts tagged truth
Audre Lorde (via cloudsandboys)
Think about it:
Does persecution end when you go into hiding?
Do people stop talking about you when you give them the silent treatment?
Do they stop misunderstanding you, impugning your motives, or just plain lying about you when you send your wingman in to hit back?
If you don’t stand up for who you are, for everything you are, people will draw their own conclusions. And they’ll spread them around. It’s way past time for you to destroy the tabloid version of yourself.
Start with those you love and want to trust. Walk in the sun. Be your whole self, good and bad. If anyone prefers their version of you over the real deal, cut ‘em loose. Final tally? You: 1, Toxic people: 0.
In the afterword to this book, author and outreach pastor, Brandon Clements says, ” There is no quicker way to become angry and bitter than believing things about God that He has never said about Himself.” Clements’s debut novel, “Every Bush Is Burning” is the story of a bitter, selfish man who, in the midst of personal catastrophe, finally learns the truth about God.
This is not the stereotypical Christian greeting card of a novel. It is gritty, original, deeply emotional, and the author’s passion for reaching the lost in all walks of life will have you in tears. You can buy it at Amazon. The Kindle edition costs less than $2, and is worth much more. “Every Bush Is Burning” is one of those books you’ll go back to again and again.
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NLT
Note that this verse isn’t about earning salvation, the free gift that Jesus died to give us. Instead, it’s about being able to share the Gospel effectively because you understand it so well.
Speak the Truth In Love
“However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. “Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” (Ephesians 4:7, 11-16 NLT)
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