Day: 9 May 2020

Cooling The Fooling

Revelation 22:1  Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb.

The illusions that capture us are many and varied. Few of us can claim never to have been taken in, conned, bulldozed into believing a lie or falling for a trick. Mirages In the Desert are defined as “an optical phenomenon produced by a stratum of hot air by which the observer sees  reflections of water.”  Plenty of  ‘hot air’  has led to our mistaken ideas and us being drawn by the ‘make-believe’ We are always in the desert when we are captured by false beliefs that often seem like ‘an easier, softer way’ Most of us if we are rigorously honest have tried them and failed.

Psalm 46:4 confidently announces “There is a river that brings joy to the city of God.”  Pray, today that God will help you to comprehend His provision. In order that you might know the truth and “the Truth will set you free.”

Prayer:  Lord, help me today to know Your truth for my life and not be caught up in the mirages that will bring lead me in the wrong directions.

Morning Harmony

Rigorous Honesty

Ephesians 4:25 Each of you must get rid of your lying. Speak the truth to your neighbour. We are all parts of one body.

The cause of all relapse is dishonesty. Lying to God, to ourselves or to others leads to more lies to cover up the first lie told. The result from the first lie leading us back into our old ways of thinking, acting and reacting.

I am still surprised how many people I hear justifying their lies to protect the other person. Lying protects nobody because when the truth is revealed it is a bigger task to repair the damage than it would have been telling the truth.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says recovery is a process that demands rigorous honesty.

  • Have you lied today?
  • Do you need to talk to God about it?