I am currently listening to crunching noises. We got a new box of beef cheek chews for our five dogs. These last a lot longer than the cow ears we used to get. The dogs each have their own particular spot they take their chew toy. If another dog strays into their territory, low, rumbling growls begin because they are guarding their special treat.

This last week I have been meditating on truth. When I know I am being told a lie, I need to stop, discern it, and ask myself, “What is the truth?” Then I begin to answer my question. I am a beloved child of the Most High God. He loves me and will never leave me. He fulfills His promises over my life. Etc, etc.

Then my mind is off fixating on the lie, and is focusing on what is true and good.

I guess being human, we can be slow learners. It’s not like we don’t know this truth, it’s just that we are being bombarded with schemes from the enemy, trying to switch our focus off of Jesus. Some days are harder than others to remember the truth.

But the biggest Truth of all is Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6) He came to earth, died for my sins, rose from the dead, and will return to take me home. That is the truth.

I need to guard this truth like my dogs guarding their chew bones. I need to lose myself in the moment with Jesus and let all the other distractions fall by the wayside. If the enemy comes into my territory, I need to praise and redirect my focus to Jesus. (Making low, rumbling growling doesn’t hurt either.)

Earlier this week my eyes popped out of my head, (yes, picture that just like what happens in cartoons) when I came across this verse.

“Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within me, I will carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to me.” (2 Tim. 1:14)

Jesus has entrusted His precious Truth to me, and thanks to the power of the Holy Spirit living in me, I and able to carefully guard that precious truth.

Now when I feel myself going down the rabbit hole into lies, I begin ask Holy Spirit to fill me to overflowing with Himself, because if I am full of Him, and overflowing, there is no room for evil to come in and take up space.

So, pick your favorite spot, grab your Bible and fill yourself with the Truth!

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24 thoughts on “Guard

  1. A devotional thought I read the other day, I think it was from Our Daily Bread, said life is like a true or false test. It should be simple, things are either true or they are a lie. But things are complicated by the fact that the devil is a good liar. This is where discernment from God, based on prayer, scripture reading, and fellowship with committed Christians is key.

    Once again you delivered a helpful post from your own unique perspective. I don’t read anybody that sounds just like you. Yes, that’s a compliment!

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  2. I love the illustration now imprinted in my mind, of me guarding His Truth like your dogs guarding their chew bones.
    I agree with David, you are unique sister. You have a humorous way of presenting God’s Word which makes it very accessible.

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  3. There are days I forget this as well. As a priest, you would think it would always be front and center in my life, but… I wander down some dark path. That is part of why my blog title is Candle in a Cave. It comes from a line in some movie I watched way back when: “We are all blind men in a cave looking for a candle that was lit 2,000 years ago.” We have the Light always… maybe I just need to open my eyes. Rambling……

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    1. Ooooo! Look what I just read! “So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.” Heb 2:1 [NLT] Boy does that fit with this post and what you said!


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