Posts tagged truth
Posts tagged truth
Kyle Idleman, via Twitter @KyleIdleman
Truth. If you’re a member of the fold, you’re spiritually old enough to know better.
Kathy Escobar shares her godly wisdom on an issue with which she, like all of us, has considerable experience. I admire her knack for being both deeply convicting and deeply loving.
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.