For my 31 days of writing, I am linking up over at Heading Home and over at the Nester. There are several of us that are taking the 31 day writing challenge. Kate has suggested that we spend 31 days of Five minute writing. You can use the prompts or write about anything you would like, you just need to write.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Today the prompt is:
I used to not understand this scripture. You would think that it would be easy, but I was taught from an early age to lie. I had to learn to tell my parents what the wanted to hear and not the truth. If my mother decided something was the truth, than anything else you told her was a lie, no matter what the truth really was. So, I learned to lie very, very well.
I am not proud of that fact, and I made a vow to my Heavenly Father when I got married that I would never lie to my husband. It has not always been an easy vow to keep, especially when I first started, but it has been one that I have never violated. I want my husband to know that I love him enough to always tell the truth, even when the truth is a hard thing to face.
Telling the truth is a freedom for me. I never have to remember what I said, because I always remember the truth. It is freeing because my sweet husband accepts me, even with all my faults. I am free because God gave me that gift. I am free to live and worship and have a family.
I love the old saying,
"You are free to make your own choice, but you are not free from the consequences of that choice."
I am so grateful that Heavenly Father gave me free agency to choose. Sometimes I choose right, and sometimes I make mistakes. That saying is so true. When I make choices, there are always consequences for them. Sometimes the consequences are hard things to bear, sometimes, they are easy, but they are always there.