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Truth (or Dare)

Ever played truth or dare? I'm thinking you have. A question is asked and you get the choice to tell the truth or take a dare (not known prior to the decision).

My personality never liked truth or dare! I did not like being unprepared for the dare or the questions. Truth might be something I didn't want that group to know. Truth might involve one of the people there and it could uncover them. The dare might make me eat something I don't care for very much or at all. That dare might cause me to do an action I don't agree with, believe in. What if I fall or stumble or make a fool of myself?

In reality, my truth, underneath it all, is what if I do something and you reject me? That's hard to admit. I don't feel the same now (most of the time), but that's how I operated my entire childhood and much of my adult life.

That's part of my truth. I just took my own dare. It's hard to do, but it's so freeing and healing.

John 14:26,27 But when the Father sends the Spirit of Holiness, the One like me who sets you free, he will teach you all things in my name. And he will inspire you to remember every word that I’ve told you. I leave the gift of peace with you-my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!

Truth, there are some absolutes.

I am a Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ. He forgave me. He sacrificed his life for me. He completely accepts me and loves me. He pursued me because of His great love. I chose Jesus and he has forever changed me. He taught me to like myself because He showed me how He made me, what He thinks of me, and He is my best friend.

John 14:6 Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has made our understanding come alive so that we can know by experience the One who is true. And we are in him who is true, God’s Son, Jesus Christ—the true God and eternal life!

I understand, I believe His word is true, but because I have experienced his life in me and REAL love, I want others to know this love and his love in me.

Go ahead, I dare you, ask yourself what makes you tick, how do you feel? Have you talked to my Jesus about how he loves you?

Truth and Dare,


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