Day: 5 January 2022

2022 | Day Five | Discussion Starter

Numbers 23:19  God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?

Lying in the past was my way of life. I thought nothing of it. I lied so much I believed my own lies. Coming into recovery I was still a liar. My life was all about me. My shame and disgrace at the life I led prevented my being honest with myself, God or others,

In my life since ‘turning it over to God’ one of the mottos of my life is “Always tell the truth, even when it hurts,” There is nothing in my life, bad or good the consequences of are worthy of losing my ‘integrity’ I would like nothing less than to declare I adhere to that motto. But that would be a lie.

I’m human and the instincts of self-preservation that exist in us all sometimes get the better of what I know and profess. I am happy to say “I am getting better.” And, my carelessness with the truth is diminishing.

  • Are you a liar?
  • Why can’t you be honest?
  • Are you ready to live a life that demands rigorous honesty?

Prayer: Just for today Lord help me to tell the truth. Your Truth. Make m,e aware of my own dishonesty and give me the strength to overcome it.

Why is honesty important?

Honesty is important because God is honest and expects us to be honest.
The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. Proverbs 16:11

IF YOU WANT TO APPROACH GOD you need to be honest.
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. Psalms 24:3-4

THE LEVEL OF OUR HONESTY demonstrates the quality of our character.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.Luke 16:10

Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.
Psalms 37:37

2022 | Day Five | Morning Harmony

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all.  Don’t take God’s Word, water it down, and then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. We stand in Christ’s presence when we speak; God looks us in the face. We get what we say straight from God and say it as honestly as we can.  We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display.

God’s Word is not simply a collection of words useful for recovery. It is a living life-changing and dynamic. It penetrates the core of our moral and spiritual character and helps us to see the good and the bad in ourselves. God’s Word demands decisions. we must not only listen to it but learn it. W must let it shape us into the people He calls us to be.

2022 | Day Five | Verse for Today

Salute God’s rule, now and forever. He gave us His word and He won’t take it back. If we follow Him we will be changed forever. God says “I am keeping track of their every last sin” Amos 8:7

If we believe ‘God cares about us and He can help us regain control of our lives.” we will experience rest, beyond our own understanding. When God wanted to guarantee His promise to us He gave His word – a solid rock foundation. He can’t take it back, it can’t be changed and His promise is forever. He encourages us to grab His hope with both hands and never let go.

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