Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TUESDAY'S TRUTH...

If you read my blog post on January 1...you know that I accepted the challenge, ‘one little word 2009'...to give me focus & to help guide me through this year. (If you didn’t read about it, click HERE.) The word I chose is...





I thought it might be interesting...and it certainly will help to keep my focus...if I wrote specifically about TRUTH on a once-a-month basis. This is - first & foremost - for myself. If you garner anything from it, YAY! Just saying that these will truly be ‘doodlings from my mind’.


The first Tuesday of every month this year is designated as ‘Tuesday’s Truth’. Some of the titles of these future blog posts immediately came to mind...now I just need to put some thought into my writing. And, what follows is the second in the series.





Lyrics: "Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns

Oh what I would do to have

The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"


Chorus: But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth


Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand


But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.

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Okay, so who is the Voice of Truth? Do you know?

The Voice of Truth is Jesus.

How do I know that? Because I read it. Where?

In a book...the greatest story ever told. A book which is actually a collection of 66 books written by over 40 authors in a span of greater than 1500 years, across 3 continents, and in 3 languages. A book called the Bible. The Bible was written without error, and is completely trustworthy.

I believe every word written. My hope is to live those words.

If you’re familiar with the Holy Bible, you’ll recognize this...

In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

And this...in John 8:31-32, He said, ""If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And, you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
It is said of Him...
Psalm 25:5 "guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."


Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.




Janer sent this to me today...

Cell phone vs. Bible...

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm....where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities?'

And no dropped calls!

6 comments:

JoJo said...

What a great post, Jacque! You're much further along this road than I am but what can I say? I'm still a work in progress! I too have gotten this email about the Bible vs. the cell phone......good food for thought, isn't it?

To help keep my mind centered (in spite of the going's on in my personal life), I found a present for myself at Christmas and had my husband put it on the kitchen wall that faces my chair. It's a large (12 x 36 in.) primitive needlework that simply says "We are so blessed." Isn't that the truth? No matter what, we are blessed. We just have to open our hearts and minds and recognize it!

Anonymous said...

Once again you did a great job...thanks for including the cell phone/Bible, it gives one alot to think about (and I don't even have a cell...lol)...just think if everywhere you looked people were reading the Bible rather than talking on the phone...of course driving and doing it could pose a problem!
Love,
Janer

Anonymous said...

Ok, you made me cry! You know that's one of my favorite songs.. and the fact that YOU are HERE, speaking THIS ultimate truth is one of God's biggest blessings to me!!
I love you Jacque!!
Agape :)
xo Bren

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Great post! I am very proud of you with the progress and the work you are doing this year on your TRUTH. I love the analogy of the cell phone / bible. At least I DO know where my bible is and surprisingly so, I have taken it out several times this year to read it. Perhaps we should make an effort to carry our bible then! Love, Joyce

Ina J Offret said...

Hi Jacque, I am a Chit Chat Room / Kim fan and saw your lap quilt that you made for her on her blog. Lovely! Thought I would stop by and visit. Love your dogs and the pictures on the side are just great. PS I noticed you like David Cook...my nephew, Gabriele, is a techie with his band! Have a lovely day!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful post and beautiful words.
I love the cell phone analogy, so true.

Debbie

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