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When To Speak The Truth

What type of truth words comes out of your mouth?

There’s an old saying, “Strong Minds talk about ideas, Average Minds talk about events, and Weak Minds talk about people.” Probably some truth there.

What kind of words, praises and truth come out of your mouth (my mouth too)?

Are you familiar with the Apostles John and Peter after Jesus was resurrected? They told the story of Jesus to a large crowd and over 3000 trusted and believed in Christ. Then, they healed a crippled man who had been crippled all his life.

The jealous religious leaders put them in jail realizing they could not keep them because they had done nothing wrong.

“So they called Peter and John in again and told them not to speak or to teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “You decide what God would want. Should we obey you or God? We cannot keep quiet. We must speak about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬-‭20‬ ‭NCV‬‬)

The truth is, two days ago, my blood and doc says I have leukemia. I would love to be healed. I would not keep quiet. I would tell everyone about my healing for the rest of my life.

But you know what? Even if I am not healed, the truth is that I will tell about God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit for the rest of my life.

I would certainly praise God in my healing for the rest of my life. And I will praise Him with my leukemia for the rest of my life. Leukemia draws me closer to God and people. It’s a bit weird.

Why will I share this truth to everyone and as often as I can?

Because “God loved me so much that he gave his one and only Son so that when I believed in him I would not be lost, but have eternal life.” (John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ ‭NCV‬‬)

I was not looking for God. He was looking for me. I was not loving Christ. Jesus died for me while I was in my sin. (Romans 5:8) As the song writer sings; “It is well with my soul”. I’m ridiculously thankful.

We all die. Sometimes we are healed. Sometimes we are given a little more time. And no matter - I will praise God in my journey. My destination has already been set - when ever that is.

LORD, it’s strange, leukemia brings me close to you and others. In a strange way, thank you for leukemia. IJNIP amen ♥️


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