Last night, we celebrated the first official CTZN Life Group of the year, and I couldn’t have been more excited! We had a great time just getting to know one another and becoming a family in Christ.
I had been running around town like a madman all day, so I was even more thankful than usual to be in a place where I could just relax and socialize.
And then it happened.
We were given a 5-minute warning to prepare for the ice-breaking game ‘2 Truths and a Lie.’ If you really know me, you know that this game stresses me out simply because I am awful at coming up with believable lies.
I mean, I’m really bad. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I overthink the whole game and try to make my lies sound all serious and foreboding.
So, rather than using the same tired strategy I’ve used in times gone by, I began to think of who I am, what I like and don’t like.
I had to opt to pass my turn a couple of times as I was still in the process of writing my three things down, but when I was ready, I felt confident.
They were as following:
- I don’t like soccer.
- Batman is my favorite superhero.
- I graduated university at 20.
I could feel over a dozen pairs of eyes studying my face. I tried the best that I could to keep a poker face, when one of my life group leaders shouted, ‘You’re a Real fan!’
He had seen on my Instagram page where I have pictures of Real Madrid and Man U fan gear. Obviously, the first ‘truth’ was a lie. I think soccer is easily the greatest sport and most fun to watch!
If no one had been able to discern my character right at that moment in time, all they would have had to do was go on my Instagram or Facebook and they would see multiple references to my favorite soccer teams, favorite superhero, and my recent graduation from North Greenville University.
For those who want to know, who I am isn’t hard to figure out.
Jeremiah 29:13 says,
‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’
God doesn’t hide His character from us, either. He gave us His Word so that we might read His heart and grow in our wisdom of who He is.
If we want to know God, we must seek Him and spend time learning who He is. Somethings cannot truly be known about our Lord until we have entered into a deeper level of intimacy with Him.
God doesn’t want us to guess about who He is, He wants us to seek and find Him. But we must be willing to search for Him with open ears and and an open heart.
My challenge and prayer for you today is that you make a list of three characteristics you know to be true about God. Dwell on those truths today, so that when the enemy of your soul tries to shoot fiery arrows at your knowledge of God, his attempts will fail.
‘I know that God is . . .
faithful. (I’ve seen His hand over every facet of my life)
constant. (Although this world may change, God never does. Heb. 13:8)
worthy of praise. (He is our Jehovah Jireh, He is the great I AM.)
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