By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

 If you want your children to tell the truth;
You should tell it yourself.
If you want your children to live a lie;
Live one before their eyes.
We choose to demonstrate to others, through our lives and lips, a testimony of both ourselves and Christ … or a lie to both.
When godly individuals own up to “ungodly” truths,
God has an opportunity to display His redemptive power and might.

He will work there,
Reside there,
Dwell there.
Abide there.
God is always on the side of truth.
He will show up there.
Sin is a serious business;
Dealing with it is a redemptive business.
Those who tell the truth about their sin will be applied the blood of Christ and introduced into a greater depth and intimacy with Christ.
Those who try to conceal truth,
Remove truth,
Hinder truth,
Or reject truth,
Will contend with the Truth.
Always remember that Truth is a person.
Truth is, ultimately, Jesus Christ,
And telling it is paramount to His testimony at work in you.

Telling the truth exposes the presence of God at work within you; 
for it is He who is helping and enabling you to do so.
Be encouraged ... even if it's hard.
When Christ becomes the “single” factor in the defining of our lives:
The garbage gets removed,
The cracks become exposed,
The truth gets told,
And Christ reveals Himself …
Mysteriously …
In spite of us.
To God be all glory.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 8:32