I always want to be careful, when it comes to judging folks. To be honest, I have flaws. I have faults. I know, myself.
But I pray never to be phony. I am who I am, with all my faults, and flaws, that I have given to Christ. He knows. I admit, I have had terrible judgment in my life.
I have made mistakes, with choices. That I will regret, always. Even though, I have asked for forgiveness. I don’t have a spirit of condemnation in these matters. But a spirit of conviction. I have repented. So it makes me honest.
I have also made mistakes with people. Loving them. Though, I know its a commandment. I wish, sometimes, I had not let some folks into my life. But there again, I had terrible judgment.
But one thing, that has come through, when I see it, is a spirit of deception, that comes, when someone is phony.
When they try to be something they are not. When they look down on you, because they think they are better. When they say something, but they don’t follow through, with actions. These are some phony qualities, I see, and they are not attributes. When they say they are a Christian, but do not walk in love. Thats phony to me. When they expect you to apologize, but they don’t. Thats phony. When they say this or that, but they do not follow it up with truth! This is phony.
So when I see, these things, I have extended grace to some. Yet, I could see the phoniness, and so I wanted to be careful not to judge. Because like I said, I know my faults.
But I guess, I have just come to a point in my life, and I am just going to be me, and speak my truth. I have been called a phony Christian. And even by those, who have been phony with me. I have been called that, and a lot more.
And maybe folks, have seen that in me, but I guess, I look at my Christian walk. And I see yes, I tried to walk in love. But, one thing, I cannot try to put on the back burner, is truth!
Truth makes the difference. Christ told us the truth would make us free. I have tried to live by that. I cannot try to remember a lie.
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. John 8:32 King James.
And so when I see someone, say, they don’t support this and that, and I will be specific here, and I am talking about abortion. But they don’t follow through, with a voice in that, so others can hear, I think it’s phony.
Because if we are Christians. We should take the commandments to heart, in truth. Because God says, thou shalt not kill. He says, throughout His word, that those that do that, are committing evil acts. Read, Psalms 106, to get a clue in that.
But what I see, is when any of us, claim to know Christ, in any matter, but we don’t speak truth, we are phony. And that bothers me. For some reason, that just irks me, because we are not courageous, in protecting life. The lives of unborn babies. Being cowardly scares me, and why should I be cowardly, if I know the truth?
Or in any matter, I guess, today, I just see it so clearly. I detest phoniness. I detest, people, playing games. And trying to be something they are not. Maybe they can get away with it. But I know God sees.
I SAY THE TRUTH IN CHRIST, I LIE NOT, MY CONSCIENCE, ALSO BEARING ME WITNESS IN THE HOLY GHOST. ROMANS 9:1, King James.
And again, I don’t want to judge, but phoniness, in any shape or form is a lie. Because you will never be free. Have I lied? Yes, and even to myself. But I want to be free, and I don’t want to live a lie. I don’t want to be known as a phony Christian. There are some things, I have hidden in my heart, and no I don’t want to speak those truths, but I know they have made me who I am. To repent.
And the devil is a liar. And so I never want those kind of characteristics in me. I don’t want to play games, with myself, or with others, and if I have to take a stand, I will. Because I cannot live with myself, if I don’t. I don’t like hiding and pretending to be something I am not. When I know my own back ground. Thats why I try to be truth.
I try to share Gods truth, according to a King James bible. Because His holy word set me free. Not a version of it, not an imitation of corrupted words, that were changed. No, His Holy King James word, set me free. These bibles are phony. But I guess, you have to want to be truth. You have to see, the phoniness. I don’t want any part of it.
I just sense, we do ourselves a disservice, as a nation, and individually, when the truth is not presented, or we try to be something we are not. I see the enemies hand, in a persons life, when phoniness is there, and I want nothing to do with phoniness. I want Gods truth. It actually scares me.
I hope this makes sense, to whoever is reading this. And I will add this, truth is not popular. Maybe thats why Christ told us, we would be hated. Because it does seem to either bring out a cleansing, or the sin, that so traps people. When we strive for truth. I know it.
I have lost friends, and family, because of my stance in believing. But I would never go back to lies, or deceiving myself, by trying to please people. I don’t expect at this point, any kind of recognition, in this world.
If I did, receive any kind of recognition, or blessings in my ministry, it would surprise me. But as long, as I try, and please God, by being His servant, by being true as much as I can to His King James word, checking myself, well, maybe someday, I will hear well done good and faithful servant.
And thats all that counts to me any more. I am just grateful. God is good to me. And thats not phony.
I HAVE NOT WRITTEN UNTO YOU BECAUSE YE KNOW NOT THE TRUTH, BUT BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, AND THAT NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH. I JOHN 2:21 KING JAMES.
Have a blessed day,