When we allow lies and deception into our lives, it’s as if we’re shrouded in a thick fog of gray clouds, unable to see which way to go. Imagine driving in that thick, dense cloud of gray fog at 75 mph (because life never slows down). Driving in thick fog at that speed becomes incredibly dangerous, especially without headlights. Or try driving on a twisting highway on the side of a dangerous mountain on a dark, moonless night at high speeds and no headlights. In either situation, can you sense just how closely tragedy hovers around you? One small misstep and your life could tragically change for the worse. In John 8, Jesus Himself relays the power of truth to His followers,
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Truth has the power to pierce through the thick darkness that obscures our vision, breaking the chains of darkness and deception that keep us prisoners of the life we do not want. It’s not just enough that truth exists out there that sets people free. Absolute truth exists independent of us, whether we acknowledge it or not. It’s when we acknowledge the truth, submit to it and continue it that this truth begins to set us free. The simple act of ‘knowing’ the truth becomes spiritual warfare, setting us free from the bondage that the enemy has worked for years enslave us in.
Here are nine practical ways you can begin to saturate yourself with truth on a daily basis.