During Lent, I am continuing to share a daily thought with you about something for you to give up that is spiritually unhealthy and to replace it with something that will be restoratively and spiritually positive. I believe this exchange will absolutely benefit you in your walk with Jesus.
Today's devotion is based today on John 8: 32—"Then you will know the truth and truth will set you free."
Many people, including myself, like to occasionally add a little more to the truth to make it seem more important. We need to give up exaggeration for Lent. For, when we exaggerate, we are not truthful. Simply put, it is another form of lying. People don't need an inflated version of the truth; they want the facts. While you may think that you are appearing to be more important by exaggerating the facts, as time goes on, you may be found out, and then how are you going to look? You don't want that reputation as being one who "always exaggerates the truth." So join me in stopping exaggerating. You will be a better person, for you will speak the truth.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; I come before you today, confessing my sins. Please remind me when I exaggerate or embellish the truth that I have sinned against you by doing so. Please forgive me and strengthen me through your Word so that I will be truthful in all things. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.