“And that’s the truth.”
Around our society today, this is what people say to get their point across. More so than not, however, their point is a mere opinion wearing the disguise of truth.
We scroll through Instagram to see “truth” about what we should look like, what we should wear, where we should travel, what stage of life we should be at, etc. We check Facebook and Twitter to make sure the likes we receive affirm the truth that we somehow belong in this crazy world.
But here’s the problem. None of that is truth. Zip, zero, zilch, nada.
It’s someone’s opinion of what should be. And that’s what I’ve been concerned with for so many years.
Yes, I’m a Christian, but this is the first year I’ve read my Bible consistently. For the past few months, I’ve gone to church more regularly than I have since I graduated high school.
I heard the “truths” of social media that Sunday should be a day to take for yourself, so stay at home and rest up for the week ahead. I heard the “truths” that listening to a little Christian music would be OK to make up for the fact that my Bible was serving as more of a decoration on my nightstand than anything else. I heard the “truths” preached inside my industry that I must be the first to break every story, and in order to do that, I have to always check social media and pay attention. I may be out of the office but never technically off the clock.
But none of those are – build your life upon them – truths.
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”
– John 17:17
About a year ago, I started listening to podcasts. Usually when I’m driving, I’m putting on a full-out concert in my car full of singing and dancing. Don’t judge me.
They brought things that are true into my life all while having different guests on each show. I don’t know any of those people personally, but their podcasts have been big in pointing me back to the Word.
Today, though, I can say there is a podcast hosted by people I know, and it’s all about Truth. Whether it’s easy or hard to listen to, truth is always needed. And that’s what Oh Hey Truth is about.
It’s hosted by four women, two of whom I know. One, however, played a big-time role in my life each summer I was in college. Those three summers I worked at Sky Ranch, and Jill was the one who interviewed me at a table in the SUB my freshman year.
We had deep conversations about who Jesus is and what that means. She sprayed my face with glitter (a lot). And we talked about my Justin Bieber backpack.
Now, she and these women have been given a platform to share their wisdom, what the Lord has revealed to them, to others.
So go give it a listen on the Podcast app, Spotify or wherever. Subscribe. Let these women pour truth into your day. And not the truth that is based upon how someone is feeling, but the truth that comes from the Word of God.
“Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. I choose the true road to Somewhere, I post your road signs at every curve and corner. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; God, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how.”
– Psalm 119:29-32 (MSG)