Defining “Truth or Prayer”

So, I’ve been asked why I would name something “Truth or Prayer.”  Doesn’t it give off the connotation that truth and prayer are separate?

Well, the truth is, yes….kinda.  BUT, it is a spinoff of the old teeny bopper game “Truth or Dare”.  In the game, a person chooses either “truth” and promises to be totally honest in answering whatever question is asked,  or “dare”  and do whatever they are dared to do.  There is no backing out of either choice.

Such is life.  We have the choice to be completely truthful no matter what.

This includes unabashed honesty with ourselves. Sometimes we have to look at hard issues in our lives and tell the complete truth about them even when we want to sugarcoat them with some sort of fancy justification or what not.

Also, if we want to live in an unbroken relationship with God, we must be completely honest with Him.  WOW is that hard!

How many times do we say, “Hey God, I’m questioning your Sovereignty today?” Probably not very often.  Instead we worry, and in the midst of that say, “God is in control” all the while wondering if He really is in control or if He is going to work things out for OUR interest.  Never mind His glory, right?

Oh, wait.

No, He is in control.  No question. He does deserve the glory.

He is sovereign when we worry. He is sovereign when our plans fail. He is sovereign when we have been stung by evil.  He is sovereign when we overdraft our bank accounts. He is always sovereign.

Whatever we need to get honest about, it is time to get honest.  No human in the history of mankind is sinless. Except One, and He is Sovereign.

Oh how hard that is.  Okay, never mind…I choose prayer!

It is in prayer that we are able to present ourselves to the Most High in complete trust in Him.  In prayer we are able to seek His will and find His heart.  It is here that our truth is revealed -no matter how awful it is- and is transformed into His truth.

In prayer, we can submit to His Sovereignty. It is also in prayer that we hear His voice and His commission.

“Go out into all the world and make disciples of all the nations.”  Yikes.

“Go tell that woman she is beautiful.”  uh…isn’t that creepy?

“Ask them if you can pray for them.”  What if they think….?

“Be patient with this man. Show Him grace.”  But!

“Give this woman all the money in your wallet.” What if I need it?

“Trust Me.”

Oh how hard that is.  Okay, never mind…I choose truth!


In short, this “blog” will be postings of truth and postings of  prayer with a few stories in between. To me, all of it is a dare because it reveals my vulnerability and my soul as well as my mistakes, fears and failures.  Hopefully it reveals His truth.   I write to glorify the One I love above all else- Jesus Christ.

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