What happens when you are drowning under a lie?
Drowning under people’s opinions, drowning under false accusations, swirling in the midst of half-truths.
What happens when the stakes move, when the stakes that kept truth secure move, and foundations shake. When the ground starts to move, and your feet start to sink.
When the battle is hard and long and keeps going, and all you want is for the ground to become secure, and someone to hold up the pillars of truth.
What happens when the only truth that you can rely on is the belt of truth you wear around your belly, that holds it all together, that holds your emotions together?
It seems that every storm is a storm about truth. Finding the truth and holding onto truth.
A storm is not the time to loosen your belt. It is it time to tighten the belt and walk through the windy storm of half-truths, lies and false accusations.
Windy weather requires secure clothing. We don’t step out into a blizzard loosely and casually dressed. Everything must be tightened, secure and ready for the elements.
And best to secure the clothes, before facing the winds, before standing in the storm.
We need to dress first thing. Sometimes the storm wakes us, and we need to get up, get dressed, and firmly fit the belt of truth.
Secure it before you face the day, secure it before you greet the ones you love, secure it before you greet the ones you may be challenged to love, secure it before you meet your accusers, secure it before you talk to the accuser in your head.
Wake up, open the book of truth, and then secure all that it says tightly around the core of who you are. Fasten the belt, and face the day.
love Kirrily xx
Kirrily and her husband Tim are the Senior Ministers and Founding Pastors of C3 Church City. Kirrily is passionate about seeing women released into their God-given identity and is known for communicating this through creative, poetic and colourful mediums, using teaching, poetry and fashion to bring full expression to this message. Kirrily is also the author of The Invisible Tree Series for children. She lives in Sydney with their three boys, Samuel, Harrison and Elijah. Instagram: kirrilylowe. Facebook: Kirrily Lowe