Faith & Life: Seek Truth and Pursue It

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Seek Truth and Pursue It

No Matter Where It Leads You

by Joanne Troppello

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Truth has been resonating with my heart recently. Truth is also the word of the year for 2021 for one of my Twitter friends. Our world is sorely in need of truth these days. The liberal media has been lying to viewers for years. The American people have been dealing with election fraud.

It’s difficult to find voices of truth in our world today. I’ve recently stopped watching Fox News ever since they’ve gone off the deep end after the 2020 election. I recommend Blaze TV, One America News Network (OANN), and Newsmax as accurate news sources today.

Getting Back to Basics

In John chapter 8, Jesus spoke to the Jews about how the truth will set them free.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:31-32 (NKJV)

In today’s surreal and crazy world where what used to be right is now viewed by the world as wrong—as Christians, we need to get back to the basics—and live in God’s Word. I wrote the word live in God’s Word because Jesus said that we are His disciples when we “abide in” His Word.

Abide means to accept something, or not tolerate something if a negative (not) is used. However, it also means to live or dwell. God’s Word needs to be our everything. We should read it and meditate on it daily. We need to memorize the Word to have God’s truths with us in our heart—if an actual Bible is not around.

You can trust in the truth that the Holy Spirit “will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things I said to you.” (John 14:26, NKJV) It’s a comforting truth to me that the Holy Spirit will remind me of God’s truths and comfort me daily as I need His help.

Seeking Truth in Our Lives

It’s important to have an open mind when we read the Bible and seek God’s truth in our lives. If we read it with our own human understanding, it will not be as powerful. However, when we ask God to open our hearts and minds to receive the truth in His Word, that’s when the revelations come.

I’ve read the Bible many times in my walk as a Christian. Yet, there have been so many times when I’ve reread a passage and God has whispered some new revelation about that verse to my heart.

Seek the truth no matter where it leads.

Whether you are seeking the truth for your own personal life or the truth in regard to current events, be open to seeking the truth, no matter where it leads. Sometimes, the truth may take you somewhere you didn’t want to or didn’t think it would go. Seeking the truth, no matter where it leads shows that you are an emotionally and spiritually mature individual.

Seeking the truth, no matter where it leads is something I will be working on this year, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Are you seeking the truth, no matter where it leads in your own life in 2021?

About the Author

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.

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