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Tell it Like it Is

By Bob Noebel
Guest Writer

CBN.com -- When I was growing up, I use to hear the phrase, “Tell it like it is.” I came to understand that it meant being honest, forthright, and straight forward. In my teenage years when I lacked tact and diplomacy, I was painfully honest. It wasn’t until I was older and wiser that I learned that “speak the truth in love” means that we are not supposed to be so painfully honest that we hurt others.

Tell it like it is without bias or prejudice sounds great in the natural world, but things get a bit more complicated in the spiritual realm. It is very easy to believe in what you see. What you see can be touched, understood, and rationalized. Faith on the other hand is being sure of what we hope (pray) for and being certain of what we don’t see.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

See what I mean? We may be poor, but we are rich in Christ. We may be sickly, but we are healed in the name of Jesus. We may not have everything right now in front of us, but we are assured that all the promises in God are yes and amen.

Everything that we presently see will one day pass away, but the man (woman) who does the will of God will live forever.

And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever. (I John 2:17)

I’m going to make an effort to not tell it like it is, and to start telling it like the Bible says. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I am a joint heir with Jesus and one day will be with Him in the mansion He has prepared for me. I have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Now that’s telling it like it is.

If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can join me in praising God for His wonderful gift to us. If not, you are only a decision away. He loves you.

You can let me know if this encouraged you by e-mailing me at dvtd2hm1@aol.com.

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