Monday, August 19, 2013


I've been thinking about truth lately since it is the center of the life group lessons I'm teaching to my 9-12 graders. What is truth? How do we live in it? How do we live the truth and love deeply with out arrogance or harshness?

Teaching a subject to teenagers will make you dive deep.  I try to anticipate their questions and I read and study and think and read and think and think and think.

The most important thing I've learned through my thinking and reading and thinking is we make things too difficult. Now, I don't want to oversimplify, either, because this subject has real things to wrestle with, for sure. If you don't believe "What is truth?" You could read for days. 

But as a believer, I have the Holy Spirit living in me.

When I am presented with an opportunity to lie or speak the truth- I know what to do. When I have the opportunity to choose what's right or what's wrong- I know what to do. 

It's just hard.

I don't want to rock the boat, shake things up, or risk.  I don't always want to love deeply. Sometimes I want to put myself first.

But, I know what I should do. 

When I am walking with Him, really walking, I know. He shows me. He guides me.

But I have to choose it. I have to obey. I have to risk.

It's worth it. He's worth it. 

I believe that. Most of the time.  

God, help my unbelief.


  1. Great post, Sandi. I pray the "help my unbelief" prayer often.

  2. "The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion humility." --Chuck Colson

    1. I may use that quote, up in the quote sections, soon. Good one. :)