“They EXCHANGED the TRUTH about God for a LIE…” – Romans 1:25
I think the root and the core of almost EVERY sin is captured in this verse.
Anytime we run to sin it’s usually because we are believing a lie.
I know this first hand.
I have fallen into believing many lies that are not from the heart of God at all.
Isn’t that just like the traitor? To be the same viperous slime filled snake today that he was 2,000 years ago and try to trick us into believing things that will help us, when in reality those are the exact things actually out to hurt us…?
He’s the worst.
But it’s ok because God’s the best.
I used to believe I was worthless.
Because that’s how a few people in my life had
treated me and talked down to me repeatedly in my high school years.
What are you supposed to think when you have someone constantly telling you things like: You’ll never amount to anything..
You will never make anyone happy..
And things much worse not even worth mentioning or giving glory too.
I’ll tell you what happens…
You start to have an inner voice that whispers : worthless
You start believing a lie vs. the truth…
And what happens when you believe something is you begin to resonate with it
the more you hear it… Leading to resignation, meaning you begin to fully submit to the thought and no longer just identify with it.
You know why I believed it…?
Because I DIDN’T KNOW THE TRUTH.
( That inner voice whispering lies of worthlessness was whispering louder than the Holy Spirit living within me, the reason being that I was submersed in a culture where the lies scream louder than the truth)
Where did I find the truth?
In God’s love. Which is also God’s word. Which is also the Truth.
Because God is Love. ( 1John 4:8)
God is the word. ( John 1:1)
And the word is the source of truth.( John 14:6) Look it up.
The more I got in the word, the stronger the inner voice of truth with-in me resonated with my spirit…
Honestly I didn’t really know his word well, at all. Aka I didn’t really read my Bible much. Then I began to get around a community
A church and a group of people who REALLY loved God.
They did not just CLAIM to love God… and act completely different, no their actions really PROVED their genuine love for God.
What if we were so full of truth that there was no more room for the lies?
That’s the way I try to live now… It’s the only way I wanna live..
filled up on the word…filled on THE TRUTH!
What if for every lie the enemy threw at us, we fired back the truth ?!
“They EXCHANGED the TRUTH about God for a LIE, and WORSHIPED and SERVED CREATED THINGS rather than the CREATOR–who is forever praised. Amen.” – Romans 1:25
See I used to serve created things, but that’s because my life was so far from the truth, but as I began to seek God with all my heart all my mind and all my soul,
he lavished me with knowledge wisdom and the TRUTH about who he is!
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Genesis 50:20 NIV
^^^ this is one of my life verses. The enemy wanted to use the things in my life and past to harm me but God has turned that darkness to light and is now bringing people back to his kingdom through the testimony of my life. By his grace!!
He’s a loving father.
He’s a personable God.
And he calls me WORTHY.
When the world screamed WORTHLESS, God screamed WORTHY!
He’s gunna wash away the shame all the lies will fade away, when you call upon the name of the one who saves. – Island Vista Worship
Call on his name.
Give up the created things in exchange for the creator.
Ask him how he can use the harm the enemy intended for you, and turn it into his goodness? Because he is so good! And you are worthy of the FULLNESS of his love.. He has a purpose and plan for you.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10
The Truth: “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” – Psalms 139:14-17 NLT