- Jim Corbett
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“You need to guard your heart. You must be cautious about what you allow in your spirit. You need to make sure that you are functioning in truth, not in perceived notions that sound like truth, which are actually inroads designed to lead you astray. My Word is truth. The roads on which it takes you lead you to absolute truth. Make sure that you invest enough time to know what it says, so that no one can confuse you. Spend time absorbing the life of My Word, so that the death of the world cannot touch you.”
Mark 4:24 AMP
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
Phil. 3:10-11 AMP
10) [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
11) That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
The enemy of our soul loves to distort the truth. He loves to mix reality with just enough conjecture to plant a seed of confusion that eventually distorts all that we do. He loves to play with our minds, so that we cannot accept truth when it presents itself. That keeps us fearful and confused. It nullifies our effectiveness in doing the work of the Lord and functioning as Jesus would function in front of others. Jesus is Truth. There is no lie in Him. He is the embodiment of the Word of God. He can be trusted.
I am often asked by people, who have been deeply wounded or led astray for a season, how to recover from whatever hurt them. There is a formula for recovery that never fails: find truth in everything you do. Start with Jesus. Study His life. Study His heart. Get to know Who He is intimately. He is the solid foundation for everything. Ask Him to show you small steps of truth that apply to everyday living.
Is what you function in absolute truth, or are you basing your thought patterns and your life on piercing words, false perceptions, wounds from others, innuendos, or flat out lies? One by one, eliminate every thought or action that is not based on absolute truth. Present everything to the Lord for His discernment before you move on it, even the smallest thoughts. Consider them nailed to the cross. Allow the Lord to replace them with thoughts and perceptions that have no falsehood in them. Apply His Word to everything. Build a foundation of truth as God sees truth.
Teach me to function in truth, Lord,