“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”

– John 3:21

If you’ve made a habit of lying or even “stretching the truth,” I encourage you to tear down the house of cards you’ve built. The unfortunate thing about lies is that it’s hard to tell just one. After making up a story about something, it’s likely that you will have to make up another one to sustain the first one. Before you know it, you’ve woven a web of dishonesty that finds you trapped and forced to keep spinning so you won’t be found out. Unfortunately, as much as you may like to, there is no easy way to gradually tear down a house of cards — when one card falls, they all do.

The best thing you can do if you’ve embraced a lifestyle of dishonesty is to come clean. When you do, the house of lies will fall and things will immediately get harder, but it’s a difficulty you can embrace knowing that the pain leads to freedom. I liken it to spring cleaning; it will get messier before it gets better, but it’s all part of the process. Even when there’s stuff strewn everywhere and it looks more chaotic than ever before, you can relax and know that it must get harder before healing happens.

Friend, yes, you will be required to humble yourself, do the work of turning things around, and face some consequences, but the reward will be greater than the sacrifice. A truthful heart and a clean conscience are a soft pillow; embrace them and you will fully enter the Lord’s rest!


Jesus, I want to come clean. Help me to turn my life around and become a person of truth and integrity in all things.


Do you struggle with telling and living in the truth? If so, what steps will you take to come clean?

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5 Responses

  1. I know that I haven’t been truthful when it comes to taking care of my body.For example, not riding the exercise bike,Eating too much junk food.And not brushing my hair, and not brushing my teeth every day.And not taking a shower.I need to really buckle down and start again in the new year.I ask God for guidance and help.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all hurting people around the world.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his family.I ask that God will bless them with good health and happiness for the rest of this year, and for 2024.To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church, sending messages of friendship, love and peaceTo the choir and musicians and their directors,Messages of appreciation and thank you’s for the beautiful and uplifting music and singing.As always.I remain a faithful and loyal viewer, and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.

  2. Shalom Bobby Schuller und Gemeinschaft , möchte zum letzten Teil der Andacht zwei Anregungen offenbaren .
    – zu Konsequenzen : dies hat Gültigkeit für alle Geschöpfe mit einem freien
    Willen , wer was auch immer Heute tut oder Sät ( ob Bewußt oder nicht ) wird “morgen ” geerntet werden .
    Wer sät nicht im Sinne des Schöpfers , kann die Ernte nur verändert werden durch den Schöpfer , wen die innere Einstellung verändert wird um dann den Ruf des Schöpfers zu folgen .
    – Opfer : ist wen etwas von nicht einem selbst gegeben wird .
    Wir sind alle zur Hingabe aufgerufen und das Bedeutet uns selbst im Ganzen .
    Erfüllte Tage Euch
    der David Heute

  3. I ask that GOD forgive me for all my sins. I try very hard to be honest, always, however I have slipped in the past. Thanks for your help to help us with your ministry. We all need help, reminders, and helpful solutions, and possible consequences. GOD, has been and is so good to me, and my greatest support. Your ministry also is a great resource. Please continue, we need you. Thanks.

  4. Bobby and Fam
    Oh how your words should pop up on everyone’s screens!! Social media and AI are the competitive catalysts that feed peoples lies and gives a false sense of esteem but in reality you are only cheating yourself!
    Love your quote
    A truthful heart and a clean conscience are a soft pillow;❤️ Don’t you deserve a soft pillow?

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