Walking In Truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He’s holding out his hand
But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again, “Boy, you’ll never win!”
“You’ll never win”
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says, “Do not be afraid!”
And the voice of truth says, “This is for My glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand
But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again, “Boy, you’ll never win!”
“You’ll never win”
But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don’t seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me
Because Jesus you are the voice of truth
And I will listen to you

Written by Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman

Sung by Casting Crowns “The Voice”

Walking in Truth is faithfulness to Christ.

When you walk in Truth, sometimes you have to defend the truth to those who distort it or dilute it.  Stand Up and Speak Up.  Defending your faith allows you to love God completely.  Defending your faith protects you against heresies.  Defending your faith strengthens you in times of trials.

1 Peter 3:13-17, “And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?  But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed.  “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.  For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”

Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

When you walk in Truth, you become selfless.  Humbly serve God’s people in love and truth – work behind the scenes – don’t be concerned about who gets the credit other than God.  He gets all the glory and you get a peace that surpasses all understanding.  Be meek to others like Christ was, live by His example.

Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”   Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.”   Colossians 3:12-13, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”  1 Peter 3:8, “Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tender-hearted and humble.”

When we walk in Truth, we serve God best when we generously use the resources and talents He has given us to serve His people.

Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.   For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  James 3:13, “Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.”

Our walk should reflect the source of our wisdom.  When we have a relationship with God our understanding and concern for others is demonstrated. Selfishness, pride, judging others and boastfulness are gone.  It’s not a walk in the park.  It sometimes takes an effort, but an effort worth striving for as a child of God.  God stands beside us so we can stand beside others.

Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” 

Jesus is the Truth

Walk in His Way