• Staci Sweet

Tell The Truth

John 3:11, 12, “Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”

‘Heavenly things’ are spiritual. And because they come from heaven, they are truthful things. So when you act, do and speak the TRUTH; that brings heaven to earth. Therefore, by simply telling the truth, you’re actually ‘being spiritual’ which is a heavenly thing and a heavenly way to live. And you didn’t have to jerk and holler ‘Hiya’ to do it.

1 John 3:19, 20 says, “And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.”

When you lie, automatically your heart condemns you. But when you speak the truth – even the hard truth; you’re bringing heaven into that situation. The lie that you didn’t tell is actually causing you to be spiritual and experience a little bit of heaven, here on earth.

So much of what we thought was spirituality; isn’t spiritual at all. I use to think that being spiritual or heavenly minded meant that you were floating around on clouds, having supernatural powers, and not doing natural things like cleaning, working or eating. I thought being spiritual was reading the Bible all day or going to church all the time. Now don’t get me wrong. You do need to read the Word every day and go to church; but so much of being spiritual and partaking of heavenly things is simply putting the truth in everything you do. So remember: If you want to be spiritual and experience a little bit of heaven on earth, just add Jesus because He is ‘..the way, the TRUTH, and the life.’ (John 14:6)

Pray this with me: Heavenly Father, please forgive me. I haven’t been very truthful lately; in fact I’ve been lying so much that I started to believe my own lies. Lord, I repent. Create in me a clean heart. Show me how I can spend more time around heavenly things. Help me to get back into the truth of Your Word. And as You do, I purpose to live and to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In Jesus’ name. So be it.

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