There are two types of truths in our lives; Big “T” truths and little “t” truths. One is out of a desire for the tree of life and the other, the tree of knowledge. In the beginning we were given all of the nourishment of the tree of life, and because one beloved made an agreement with an enemy who was not for her, she chose to partake of the tree of knowledge.
She chose second best.
In legal terms, the word agreement means a settlement and we settle every time we make an agreement with the little “t” truths that are always firing our way. But glory be to God we are not done here! Back in the garden, the tree of life was closed off to Adam and Eve. But because of the conquering work on the cross by our Savior Jesus Christ we can once again partake of the fruit that nourishes our souls.
“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.” -Galatians 5:22-23 (the Message)
Today I ask, where are you settling? Have you become so accustomed to the bitter taste of sour agreements that you’re hesitant to hope for something better? Tastier? Far more satisfying? Ask the Lord to reveal to you what little “t” truths you are settling for. He will prove Himself faithful and open you up ever-more to a full and satisfying Life in Christ.
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