Yesterday, my daughter Gloria came downstairs and shared with us some thoughts she typed out for herself (and us). She titled her thoughts, “Things that are true.” Here is what she wrote:
You shouldn’t do bad things or wrong things
You shouldn’t worship any idols either
Follow the path of God
Follow God to heaven
Think twice before doing something
Think of other people’s feelings and how they can be hurt really bad
If you listen to Satan then you are choosing the path of evil
If you listen to Jesus then you are choosing the path of good
You should also listen to Jesus to do good
Remember the ten commandments, one through ten
Read the Bible every night
Remember that Jesus has you in his hands
If you remember these and you will do good and this will help you do the right thing
Mind you, Gloria is an 8-year-old-third-grader. Her walk with Jesus isn’t that complicated, or hard-pressed; in fact to her, it might even be a cake-walk. Still, she puts out some heavy challenges for herself and us (all of which are true and great reminders).
So it got me thinking, what are the things I hold to be true – about my faith and walk with Jesus? And, do I find them true enough to live out each day, no matter how hard or easy the “truth” may be?