Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 ESV

The phrase, “liar liar pants on fire” has been around since the 1840’s. Children would scream this at each other whenever they thought others were lying. The word lie means, to make an untrue statement or create a false misleading impression.

In my life I have prided myself on being a great many things; loving, helpful, encouraging, caring, and funny to name a few. On the flipside of the coin, I have LIED. The ugly truth is, I have lied just to lie, I have lied to protect myself and others, or so I thought.  I lied out of fear of disappointment or angering others, and I have lied to myself saying, “I’m okay, everything is fine.” The truth was I wasn’t okay and everything was not alright! I may have fooled some folks, but never God.

I recognized that a lack of honesty hurts me as a credible witness to the gospel of Christ, and creates confusion.   TRUTH must take her rightful seat in my life, “center stage.” The fact is lies cost us. The question I had to ask myself was how much?  My spouse, family, friends, dreams, and peace of mind were all too high of a price to pay. God tells me that if I stand on truth, I will never be ashamed.

The word says, “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” Proverbs 12:22 NIV.  Truth, according to the scriptures, establishes and entrenches righteousness while lying will bring the displeasure and judgment of God. It is better we refuse to speak sometimes than to speak lies. Lord – give me the power to speak the truth in all circumstances and to stand by it. Amen.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

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