Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Truth or Die...

I'm sure you remember that infamous game we all played "back in the day"... TRUTH or DARE... It was always painful to tell the truth... but sometimes equally painful to act out a dare!

This week, I find myself in the need of TRUTH or I'm gonna DIE. Not in reality, but spiritually... emotionally... relationally.


The father of LIES chokes out joy. He uses circumstances in our lives to attempt to gain the "high ground" of our minds.

he says "You can't do this."


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

he says " You aren't strong enough to handle life there"


" Do not fear, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Is 41:10

he says " You are crazy to leave this life you have... good friends, good ministry, everything at your fingertips..."

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Mat 6:19-21

he says : "You don't know what you are doing, You can't do this job"


"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Eph 2:10

he says "Be jealous of X, Y, Z"

"And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind."
Ecc 4:4

he says "you are going to screw up your kids"

" He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge" Prv 14:26

he says "They don't love you and will forget about you once you are gone."


"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Ps 139:7-10

he says "be afraid of the darkness that awaits you..."

"If I say, 'surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to you." Ps 139: 11-12

I'm choosing TRUTH this week... taking all those thoughts CAPTIVE and to the one who can FREE me from them! God so desires for us to be FREE... and LIVE in HIS TRUTH! Oh, but it's so hard not to swim around in the yuck... Praying we all can stand on truth when the lies come...

"But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night, He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither..." Ps 1:2-3



  1. Beautiful. I love Truth. I will pray AGAINST those lies my friend!!! Thank God for His living Word!

  2. great post. this has totally been the questions popping up in my head lately. great reminders of how He is in control and how He wants us to be free. We will be moving to Addis Ababa in a year or so.

  3. I love your blog and the Truth you present each time you write!

  4. Really great, MItzi! Thanks... praying for you, sweet friend.