Friday, November 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Truth

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama.  We receive a one word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes flat.  Our word for this week is: TRUTH.


I have to admit there are days when I wonder how or why things turned out the way they did. I never imagined my life would be this way.

I thought life would go on and only get better.  But disappointments come along. And life doesn't always go as I plan.  Seasons come and seasons go.  I remember hearing that voice in my head for as many years as I can remember.

But then I open up my journals and my Bible; the places where I pour out my heart to the Lord.  As I read, I see His hand at work in my life.  I see answers to prayers that I prayed years ago.  The answers may not be what I envisioned.  But I realize they are for my good and His glory.

So I choose to listen to the voice of truth.  I may look around and see others living life in a different way. But I will trust the voice of truth.  The chorus to Casting Crowns song "The Voice of Truth" plays over and over in my head as my doubt turns to praise and thankfulness.

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And 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.


Blessings and love,

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Crown of Beauty said...

The voice of truth is so powerful Debbie... we need to really hear it over the deceptive voices of the enemy. Father knows how to teach us to recognize His voice.

david edwards said...

His Voice, I pray many more learn to listen as you - peace and prayers

BARBIE said...

I love this song by Casting Crowns. I use to cry every time I listened to it. Thanks for sharing your heart today!

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Debbie
My husband and I were just talking about how we all have our on idols that our Lord destroys with our permission, of course! Like me who strived endlessly to earn His love, He blessed me with a debilitating disease to take away any means I had to strive anymore. So I am a good example of how He works everything for our good and His glory!
Blessings XX

Joan Davis said...

Lies seem to clutter our mind and prevent us from living in the fullness of Christ...we tend to re-hash old experiences and past disappointments. However, when we allow the truth to reign in our lives, we are free from the things that hold us down. It can be a tough choice to make, but I'm making it today! Thanks Debbie!

Blessings, Joan

Joy said...

Me too Debbie. Listen to the truth of God's words although the circumstances tells other wise.

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautifully said.

Lea said...

Oh, yes, the "voice of truth" can so easily be drowned out by the world. I'm always blessed by your posts! Have a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow.

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