The Voice of Truth

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6 NIV

In this world that is fallen and filled with sin and lies we have many thoughts and opinions speaking to us through many forms of communication.  Yet while Jesus walked on earth he taught using the phrase “I tell you the truth…”  He spoke this phrase more than 75 times as recorded in the New Testament.  With so much input coming at us in the world from so many sources it is important to seek the one voice of truth.

This is not always easy…in fact when Jesus spoke he knew not everybody would openly accept the truth.  In our lives, the hardest things to do are often really the right thing to do.  Truth takes courage, truth takes trusting that no matter what happens God has got you in the palm of his hand.  He knows what you are facing, He knows your fears and the temptations pressuring you…open your heart, mind and soul to Him.  He has the truth and His Son delivered the message of truth personally to us.

Voice Of Truth by Casting Crowns

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“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’.

John 8:31-32 NIV

(This photo was taken in the summer of 2013 at Falls Park on the Big Sioux River in South Dakota)

Listen For His Voice

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An essential element of spiritual growth is spending some quiet time with the Lord…there are so many ways to get distracted and overwhelmed with this world.  When Jesus was here he often would seek time to be alone with God the Father.  Our faith is similar to the physical body it needs to be nourished to be healthy.  God made us and he loves us no matter what…No If’s, And’s or But’s about it!  He loves you and he longs for you to seek His voice.

Jesus said the following while speaking to the Jews…

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life,  and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given then to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”

John 10:27-29

(This photo was taken in April of 2016 at a prime listening time, sunset on the water, on a lake in central Minnesota)