Living Truth

We renounce secret and shameful ways, we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV)

It began with a few lies and with not telling the whole truth to my husband. Over the years the lying became a lifestyle. I was in so deep on the little lies that making the jump to the big ones wasn’t even a stretch. What possibly started out as “white” ended up in a muddy mess.

I had a relationship with God, but it wasn’t based on honesty either. I reached a place where it seemed there was no truth in my life whatsoever. I asked God why I couldn’t be closer to Him, why my marriage was so complicated and unfulfilling. I thought He was silent, but now I know that I refused to believe God’s truth. 

Hitting bottom with my deception led me to Scripture. With a small study of the Bible, I learned that by not telling the whole truth, I was actually being deceptive and was distorting God’s word. I knew it was time for a change.

My new life began with telling little truths and progressed to being completely honest in every situation. My husband and I were so encouraged when the “mud” started to clear. Now, when my relationships seem cloudy, I find it helpful to check if I am telling little lies or distorting the word of God by deceiving others.

Thank you God for rescuing me and for transforming my life into an authentic, truthful way of living. Amen.