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Discover the REAL Truth

The real truth rarely turns out to be what we thought it was going to be. We get so caught up in the detail of this one moment that we miss the expanse of the bigger picture. When it is exposed, it will change the world.

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The heaviness followed me around for several weeks. I would manage to shake it for a moment, but then I would turn around and it would be there again – suffocating me; driving me to cower in the corner; pushing me to the edge of despair.

I looked through my life for the leak – to find what wall or tower had given way to the heaviness.

This morning, my alarm went off. I was able to personalize my message (it’s my phone alarm) and it says “Glorious Day.” I like this greeting because it reminds me that this is the day the Lord has made and it helps me remember to rejoice and be glad in this day.

This morning, the message I read was about the election. The heaviness leaped on me and I suddenly had no desire to get up.

I understood in that moment what had been happening, and I realized with an urgency that no matter what the outcome of any of the elections, there is only one winner unless I recognize that winner and call him out.

I have watched the divide between your opinion and mine become hostile. There was a time when I could speak my opinion without worry of violent threats (for the most part). The strength of hostilities has grown proportionally to the ease of communication and now it’s to the point of being out of control.

The REAL Truth About the Election and about Life

Only one wins when we are so divided.


I saw the REAL truth with a clarity that released the tension and the concern. I sat down for my morning reading and that clarity was confirmed in the readings.

Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; Oh Lord, you preserve man and beast.” – (KJV) Psalm 36: 5-6

With you is the fountain of life; in Your Light we see light.” – (KJV) Psalm 36:9

We have been so busy fighting each other – over everything from what you should believe or not believe to what color is the right color for the buildings to what is the right flag for me to hang in my yard – and we have forgotten that the only fight that matters has been won for us.

We have been so busy trying to make things the way we think things need to be that we have missed the only Way that matters.

We have been so caught up in what we deem to be the right interpretation or the right direction that we have completely missed out on the relationship.

Yesterday I read an article about Carl Lentz – I had never heard that name before and I probably never would have if it had not been for a reprimand on social media. I went to hear what he had said that was so offense and his words began my move towards this light revelation.

He said that this generation is the most Biblically illiterate in history. We know what others have to say about the Bible and Scripture but we don’t know the Word. We read about what we are supposed to know but we don’t take the time to know it.

Wisdom is crying out to us right now.

Blessed is the man who listens to me (Wisdom), Watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me (Wisdom) finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord.” (KJV) Proverbs 8: 34 – 35

It is not about right or wrong. It is not about the truth or the lie. The Scripture tells stories of leaders and followers that have fallen in both camps and produced results from all directions.

The difference in a good result and a bad result always comes back to the same thing – the personal relationship.

I need to come to a place where I don’t try to get you to agree with me and instead of just grow a relationship with you. I need to stop trying to fix this world and instead I need to focus on fixing my relationship with the only One that can fix it.

I recognized the REAL truth about the heaviness that has been following me around – it is the lies and torment of the enemy tearing up the love and hope that I used to see.

The change doesn’t begin with my vote – it begins and ends with my heart.

Be Blessed,


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