This morning while sipping coffee I suddenly started contemplating truth and all of its many facets. I wondered why it is when we work through our ego human self it is so easy for so many people to lie to others and to themselves. Our humanness can be so deceptive sometimes. One deceptive untruth is telling ourselves that no one will ever know if we lie and another won’t find out. We can lie to ourselves as much as another and sometimes both.
Beyond the lie there is such a larger scope of understanding. There is the non ego self within us that includes the presence of God. Within the presence of God inside of us there is truth that contradicts whatever lie might be present. In God there is no lie, there is only truth. It’s the only thing that can enter into God’s presence. When the ego self lie enters into the presence of God, something might come out like guilt, self condemnation, or deep sadness, depression etc. Keep in mind, the lie will alway struggle with truth. It’s like a wrestling game, and according to the Bible, truth always wins.
On the outside of us, universally, God set truth as a standard. When a lie bounces off universal truth it hits us like a backlash. We reap what we sow. I am only separating inside and outside for the sake of explanation. Actually, there is nothing outside of us that is not already inside of us. If we hold within us God, we also hold universal truth. Regardless to how it is experienced, there is nothing hidden from God, and everything that is true and Holy will come forth. It’s the way God is; unchangeable.
As hard as it might be sometimes for our ego, we are forced to learn how to walk in truth. Bottom line, all responsibility is on us to correct all lies and come to the honesty of God’s truth. We like to blame others for our actions, but that never settles anything. The lesson will come back to haunt us every time in the form of Godly universal conviction. If our lives are a mess, we messed it, no one else. Usually it is because somewhere along the line we have not believed or walked in God’s truth.
Let me place a bit of grace on this before I move onward. A miracle of life that God gave to us is a grace period to make things right. This beautiful grace period is a gift through Christ. Don’t mistake this for time to allow things to be untrue. The longer things are let go, the more difficult settling them can become. Eventually every lie is found out. Again, truth will always win out. No exceptions! Yet, even within the beautiful grace we are granted, fixing it always has to include actions on our part. Exposure, either willingly or forcefully in the Spirit of Truth, is the only way to completely heal from lies that have gone forth or have been held inside. Healing can not take place until every lie is dealt with. Please don’t take for granted that untruths of the past will just move onward. They don’t. They exist inside of us until they are exposed in the light of God, dealt with, and healed. Your life depends on it. Eventually all unhealed things will manifest in a physical way. Our bodies speak to us healing and a need to come face to face with some sort of truth. This might take some process like meditation, prayer, talk sessions, and facing God.
One comfort is it is all for our higher good. Truth is trustable. The more we heal and expose lies, the more truth comes through in our lives. This brings the light of God stronger and more powerful into the life we lead. Imagine, walking in the full power of God’s light and truth! Not only is this healing for ourselves but for everyone whom we encounter or interact with. Living in truth is pure joy. It takes integrity, honesty, some work, and sometimes encounters we don’t like, but its all worth it! We grow into a beautiful garden that seeds life into other souls. This is our goal, to become a living planter so there will also be a harvest of souls who are healed, joy filled, and full of truth. We are meant to be the reflection of heaven.
Starting today, allow more truth to come through you. No hiding behind lies, messes, blinders, or walls. Let down the walls and deal with what has not be dealt with. Your life will become one where heaven is exposed every time someone looks toward you, just like a mirror!
Loving you from here,
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry