“…no lie comes from the truth.” 1 John 2:21, NIV
Below the flesh, creeping behind bone, in secret places of the spirit, lie wounds.
These wounds – these sin stuck wounds – they self-protect, they build walls, they leak venom. We deny the truth when we live out of our wounds. We believe lies.
In the deepest part of us, in our core, they are there, in every one of us, these lies. Each human spirit holds different ones, but they all infect. Like gangrene, the lies slowly permeate parts of our heart, seeping through vessels to infect our whole being if they are not cut off.
Lies make us slaves.
But there is hope (there is always hope when we know Jesus). We can learn how to identify these destructive lies and then begin to root them out so we can see the truth clearly.
In uncovering our lies and dealing with them we will find the freedom to be who God intends us to be; we can live authentically. The transformation from wound-living to freedom-living will allow us to love God and love others without fear.
Discovering and dealing with our core lie is not easy, it can hurt in the deepest places of our heart; the buried places, the wounded places. It is hard work to weed out the roots of pain and history and sin-flesh. We have to be willing to be vulnerable; to dig into the muck and let the Spirit reveal our lies so we can see them and so He can cut them off.
I invite you to experience with me the freedom that comes from the truth; I want you to peel back the layers, just like peeling off the layers of an onion, and discover the lies you don’t even know you believe.
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By Sarah Mae, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee