Are you honest with yourself?

Are you honest with yourself? That is my thought of today. I was in church on Sunday evening and we read from John 14. We were looking at Jesus being the Way, the Truth and the Life. But more than anything else, it was Thomas’ response to Jesus that struck me and challeneged me:

John 14

New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus, the Way to the Father

14 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”

“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

I love Thomas’ honesty in the passage – no, we don’t know, Lord.

Sometimes, we go through the Christian life (and life in general!) ad-libbing away. But not because we’re taking one day at a time, but because we don’t want to be honest with ourselves. Even more than that, we don’t want to be honest with God.

It’s silly really, seeing as God is omniscient. He knows where we are with him, so why hide it? And, indeed, why hide it from ourselves?

If you’re not being honest with yourself and with God today, then take a leaf out of Thomas’ book; learn to say “No, I don’t know, Lord”. Doing this will allow God to reveal more of himself to you. God is a gentleman and doesn’t like to force revelation on his children unless they are hungry for it!

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @