Lord, my heart aches for those who hide behind the banner of Christianity. They truly don’t know You. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard stories of deceit, lies and backstabbing from those who say they follow You. Stories that hurt other Christians. Stories that would make unbelievers question Christianity.

But as I study Your Word, Your truth tells me, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness. (Matthew 7 21-23 NASB).

I hear Your Spirit in my heart tell to me that You are sovereign and to stand firm in front of the banner. My role is not to judge the motives of others, but to share Your truth that will lead others to You. Peace will follow in this broken world. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Today, I stand firm. Same for tomorrow.

*  I Seek Truth is written in first person so you can to place yourself and identify with each situation.