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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