How do we see beyond all the lies, all the words, all the experts, and see the truth? And what is the truth? Who can we trust? I don’t want to be just another Christian who says “we find the truth in God!
My rock, my fortress, my deliverer I take refuge in you My shield, my strength, my salvation I find security in your presence My stronghold,
We need friends to speak godly words of truth, and we also need to be friends who speak these words. How can you be a friend like Nathan this week? Who of your friends needs a reality check? Who can you go to, in love, and encourage? Listen to the Lord, be that friend, and speak your truth.
I was like Peter as he walked out onto the water. Those first few laps I stared at what I knew to be true. I clung to the idea that I could do this. And then, like Peter, I looked around. I saw the failure, I saw what could happen, I saw what could go wrong, what was going wrong, and I sunk. I sunk deeper and deeper until I finished with a disappointing time and place, and a litany of excuses.
He did something wrong, multiple things wrong, yet once he repents, God forgives him. And more than that God forgets it. He chooses him to be anointed, to be king, to be a mighty warrior, a writer of Psalms, even though he knew David would commit such a horrible series of acts. And he calls us to do the same: forgive and accept forgiveness.
And every night as I tried to sleep, I turned to my bible, and asked God, what do you want me to do? Why am I here? Why can’t I play any more? Unfortunately, there are no verses in the Bible that said “Ondi you were not meant to play soccer, you were meant to run.” I had to listen, and pray, and wait.