There are lots of rumors that get circulated over the internet and through social media. Often the same story gets reinvented every few years and pops up again and again. The rumors usually revolve around things we consider important. Children, politics and health are three of the major rumor mills. It is very important to keep informed of current events, but not everything we read on the internet is true. One of the best ways to check out rumors is to go to snopes.com With a simple check, you can know instantly if a story circulating is true or not. It shows on their page a huge green TRUE or a huge red FALSE. Lots of rumors presented as true turn out to be false. Sometimes there is just a little bit of truth mixed in with the false. It’s still false.
Don’t you wish a huge TRUE or FALSE could just pop up every time you hear something? Wouldn’t that be great? How simple would it be to know instantly what is right and wrong or true and false? It would solve a lot of problems and keep hurtful things from being believed.
What are you believing this morning? Do you know how to handle the truth and how to put away the false? Maybe you’ve heard that you’re worthless or useless. Perhaps you’ve been rejected, mistreated or misled. You’ve tried to do better, get over it and move on. But you secretly believe what someone else has told you. You may have been labeled as a problem, a reject, or worse. You may have been told that your past is your Truth but God says differently. Your past has been overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and you can be sure that God is changing you and redeeming every area of your life.
Oh beloved, run to the Word of God and check it out! When you read God’s Word you are seeing His Truth and are able to reject the False. God knows your heart and He has wonderful plans for you. He calls you beloved, even when you don’t feel loved. He calls you cared for, even when you feel oh so lonely. I pray this morning that as you take in His Word, open it up and read it – you will be reminded of who you are in Christ. God loves you and He’s for you and that’s all that really matters!
Romans 9:25 As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'" (NAS)
I Peter 2:10 for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
Ephesians 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.