Five Minute Friday: true

True. Oh, how we need more of true in our lie-tattered world! Deceit hangs everywhere, literally. Looking down at us from air-brushed advertisements and billboards promising that their product is True Life. But their product is anything but true. The very premise of marketing is that truth can be acquired. And it can’t be.

Truth is what we live. Who we live out of, and whose Life we join ourselves to. My daughter’s name, “Alethia,” means truth, and in her sweet three-year-old voice she can tell you what her name means (much more readily than she can tell the truth when she knows she’s done wrong). We need ones who live true to the True One. Who not only speak of the truth of God’s Word, but speak of it in a way that is true. Which will mean lots of love, for love and truth are inextricably connected in the life of Jesus. The one who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” He walked in love that was true and truth that was loving. And so must we as we live out his True Life within us.

Can I be true to who He is making me to be? Not hide behind my fig-leaf approximations of identity? Will you be true, and champion me on the path of truth? Let us be true and live truly together.

******

I’m joining up with Lisa-Jo Baker in her Five Minute Friday community today. How delightful to get a writing prompt each week, and be limited to five minutes only in which to write! Not perfectly – just words flowing freely.

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: true

  1. Thank you for this challenge.

    “Which will mean lots of love, for love and truth are inextricably connected in the life of Jesus. The one who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” He walked in love that was true and truth that was loving.”

    Praying to remember to not only speak the truth in love, but also act -and live- the truth in love!

  2. I too thank you for this challenge. I love your daughter’s name! And I love the part: “Can I be true to who he is making me to be?” Love love LOVE that. Because in working towards that we can always trust him to be up to something good! Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoyed reading.

  3. “We need ones who… not only speak of the truth of God’s Word, but speak of it in a way that is true.” This is so wonderful. I really appreciate your depth of insight. Thanks for another great contribution to FMF.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s