Whatsoever Things Are True…(5 Minute Friday-True/Truth)


Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
Revelation 19:11

Whatsoever things are true…
 I was just thinking that how sometimes the things that make me desire truth, crave true – are the things that are not so lovely. I was pondering while I waited tonight for pictures to download, just sitting, enjoying the still that comes in the quietness of waiting moments. Oddly, I was thinking how much I need others. 
 What I realized, and have always known, behind the curtain, as I peeked through, is that I always believed I was nothing. Because when you have had your boundaries crossed, voice silenced and truth denied to your face, you become nothing. You buy the lie and think it must be true. And maybe that is the hardest thing to overcome-this nothingness you believe you are, this one consuming lie. Or perhaps the hardest thing to overcome when you believe you are nothing is the desire to make yourself something. 
The desire to be something, someone – drives to extremes and I have tasted it like- salty tears rolling down damp cheeks. I have felt that measured meting out of enough, that never satisfies, is never really enough.
But He satisfies. 
The one thing I come back to again and again, is Him. Him. The one whose name is True. This one whose name sets free, completes, embraces my nothingness and breathes life, love, truth into my wounded places and settles my restless heart. 
Whatsoever things are true…are the things I want to return to, because the fact is, the things that are not true, the lies, the unlovely, will remain-yet we behold His glory, are transformed by His grace.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “Whatsoever Things Are True…(5 Minute Friday-True/Truth)

  1. But he satisfies. yes he does. so true and sometimes so easy to forget. visiting from FMF.Jessicahttp://mybeautifulli.blogspot.com/2013/11/30-days-of-thankfulness-friends.html


  2. Hi Dawn! Oh, you are very 'something' Dawn. And that is the truth. We are all a very big deal. I suggest you don't listen to that voice that would tell you different. That is NOT the truth.Blessings to you, my friend. From FMF, Ceil


  3. Can you pass the tissues please? “Or perhaps the hardest thing to overcome when you believe you are nothing is the desire to make yourself something.” This rings so true for me, so true. This is perhaps why this last leg of writing my book was so hard. I didn't believe I had it in me. Thank you for allowing God to pour out from you tonight.


  4. As I read halfway through this I began to cry and my heart said, “O Lord, not another one! Not another woman who believes she is unworthy.” I have battled this with another this week and I am broken and weary from fighting for her. But you have said it so beautifully, Jesus is the one who speaks truth over the lies, His name breathes life and love. May you continue to walk in His freedom and speak the truth we so often need to hear. Blessings! Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart


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