Thursday – Overwhelmed by Truth
By Nick Molick
“. . . because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel.” Colossians 1:5
If you are a believer in Christ, you have been promised many things. One thing you have not been promised is an easy life after accepting Christ. Quite the opposite is true in fact. Jesus tells the disciples and anyone else who will listen that in the world you will have trouble, and that will be for a multitude of reasons as we go through our lives.
However, all of those struggles and troubles weighing us down can begin to dim just a bit when we think of the true truth that has blessedly been given to us by Christ Jesus. What do I mean by true truth? Simply that the mere notion of truth is so convoluted with everyone living and/or speaking their “truth” that is seems necessary to state it as such. True truth, really real. God’s word, inherent and infallible.
When we allow ourselves to be open to the fact that the truth God puts before us supersedes any other supposed truth contrived by man, things begin to change in major way. We are able to lead not just ourselves, but others in a way that is different from the world.
Paul was a next generation leader. He did not dictate from on high only. He came alongside the church and got his tentmakers hands dirty to show servant leadership is what he learned and will carry on from Christ. We should do the same. It is not enough to devote the few minutes it takes to read these devotions and any referenced verses. We need to be on fire for the truth in God’s word and what that means to all of us.
What the church needs today, as it always has needed, is people and leaders who are sold out to the truth of the Gospel and not to the truth of this world. We need people devoting more than a few fleeting minutes immersing themselves in God’s word. We need people overwhelmed by the truth that God gives us. He is all sustaining and more than enough for us no matter what we have going on in our lives.
The church should feel like sojourners in this world as we know this is not our home. We are called to take our message of Christ’s love, power, redemption and glory to everyone else in order that God may be glorified. We need a church that is heavenly minded, not worldly minded, so we can unleash that great joyful and confident love God has given us.
How does the truth of God’s word differ from the “truths” we see the world displaying today? What can you do to reach out to those lost in a world that is seemingly inventing new truths every hour?
Bible Reading Plan - Day 129