Barriers to Walking the Path of Truth

The Torn Walls

 

Walls, Walls, Walls.

Some are made of concrete and wood.

Some are physical and spiritual.

Many people use them as barriers to close themselves in, and to shut others out.

The reasons for these barriers range from being alone to hiding one’s true motives, needs, and desires.  These walls prevent us from walking in the true light where JESUS CHRIST guides our steps.

 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way.”   (Psalm 37:23)

 “A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps.”  (Proverbs 16:9)

For God said in the Word, walk as children of the light and be ambassadors for Christ, for I am the truth, the way, and the life.  As my representatives, you must walk as I walk, and talk as I talk, or you are none of mine.

 Remember, you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  (John 8:32)

Like constructed walls are designed to support the foundation in a house, so our spiritual walls of love, joy, peace, faith, truth, temperance, endurance, and meekness, support and elevate our spirit, which is rooted and grounded in the foundation – Jesus Christ.

If these spiritual walls are not firmly in place, we will surely become like a landfill – wide open to receive all kinds of debris in the form of false doctrines, founded on manipulative schemes, which will undoubtedly cause confusion in the greatest degree.

These walls we put up, barricade us in a pit of pain and emotional scars, until we desire to tear down the walls by:

(1)           accepting the truth about ourselves;

(2)           asking God to heal us of those things that cause us to barricade ourselves; and

(3)           forgiving self and others who have offended us.

Only then can we live a joyful and victorious life in Jesus Christ.

 “. . . for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”  (Nehemiah 8:10)

                                                 ©      1997   Karmen A. Booker

 

 

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