Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Truth Is...

Truth is, you can't give what you don't have.  If you don't have peace, you can't bring peace into a situation.  If you have no joy, you bring no life to the party.  If you don't have love, what can you impart to your children.  The truth is, if you don't have it, then you can't give it!


Truth is, fear is a prison.  It will keep you from people and jobs and adventures and love. Fear keeps you believing that you have to shield yourself from everyone and everything. The truth is, fear is a prison.


Truth is, you are responsible for the gifts and talents that have been entrusted to you.  God can put the dream in your heart, the talent in your hands, voice or body, but you must develop it and make it grow.  The truth is, it's up to you whether your gifts are used or not.


Truth is, what you do today is important because you're exchanging a day of your life for it. You can make it count or it can slide by, blurring into the next day and the next.  It doesn't have to be big to count. It can be a hug or smiles or a simple kind word.  It can be a small step taken towards a goal you are striving to reach.  The truth is, it's a day you are giving from your life.


Truth is, gratitude turns what we have into enough!  When we begin to look around at the gifts we have in our life and become thankful, it brings a closeness to the One who gave us those gifts.  The truth is, gratitude makes our life plenty.



When the Lord reveals certain truths to us, we should let them become real in our lives. We should take hold of those truths because they are grace from Him.  We can look to Him and say, "You've made my life sweeter."  I will worship Him all the days of my life for revealing new truths to me every day!  What truths is the Lord revealing to you that are bringing you closer to Him in your everyday walk?

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46 comments:

  1. This is so awesome. I love reading your words of inspiration and encouragement. But isn't true that people forget to look at the gifts that God has giving us to be empowered and flourish. Many times people will look at what they don't have when in reality they should look at what they already have - God has giving us what we need to succeed - we just need to look harder.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. That is so true, Barbara! The "truths" that He gives us in our lives lead us to many more riches than "things" given to us! Gratitude is the key!
      Have a wonderful rest of the week!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  2. truth is... love it! I find that gratitude is the answer to most of my problems. It is difficult to be in worry, fear, uninspired... when I'm feeling grateful and with an attitude of gratitude (may sound silly... it's the truth, tho!).

    Have a fabulous rest of the week!

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    1. Amen, Amy, amen! If we could just stay in that place of gratitude for the grace in our lives, we would feel richly blessed! Thank you so much for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  3. Truth is... this is a fabulous post. I will not cry. I will not cry. I will not cry.
    Thanks for sharing, Erin!

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    1. Karen, you go, girl!!!! I promise, I don't mean to make you cry. I'm always so blessed when you stop by! You are a sweet sister!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  4. I especially love the reminder about making today count...for it is a day in my life. Thanks!

    Blessings,
    Marcia

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    1. That really puts things in perspective, doesn't it, Marcia! When I think of the days that all I did was waste brain cells! :0)
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  5. Erin everytime I come over here, I get blessed! This is so true, f mind! the Truth is.. if we just stopped worrying about tomorrow and focusing on the blessings that the Lord gave us this day then we would all be in a better frame of mind! Thats where I am at right now! Thanks so much for this post!

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    1. Pamela, why do we make it so difficult to do that. You are so right and it sounds so simple. I guess we get our eyes off our blessings and on our circumstances! Thank you so much for your kind words! You are a blessing.
      ~Erin

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  6. Erin,
    Truth is... these are fantastic truths, and put together so well.
    Truth is... you have taken the talents the Lord has given you and are developing them and using them to touch the lives of others. What a heart you have for Him and for others.
    Keep being true to your heart (which is actually His heart in you).
    Blessings and love,
    Susan

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    1. Those words mean more to you than you will ever know, Susan. It's hard to know if we are leaving an impact on the world and it's helps so much to hear from others when we are.
      You are a blessing!
      Love you!
      ~Erin

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  7. Hi Erin, beautifully written post. Love how you set it all out. Truth is...I was blessed by it :)
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. Aw, thank you, Tracy. That means a lot from you. I respect your opinion so much and I know that you hear from the Lord!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  8. Beautiful post, Erin. It really made me stop and think about all of the truths God so sweetly whispers to me all day long. I'm learning to listen to Him more. The world screams so loudly, we have to stop in order to hear His whisper. Thanks for linking up! I love this!

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    1. Paula, thank you for your kind words! Aren't you glad He's always speaking to us, just waiting for us to be still enough to hear Him!! Thanks for inviting me to link up with you!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  9. You are so very wise.

    I'll be thinking about this one for a long time:

    "What you do today is important because you're exchanging a day of your life for it."

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    1. Isn't that a sobering thought. It always stops me up short and makes me take account of my day! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  10. Love this post. So nice to be reminded of these truths. I really needed to be reminded that fear is a prison. It is so easy to forget that. Tamika @ No Time for Tea Parties

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    1. Tamika, thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind words. Fear can kill dreams, relationships, hopes and plans! We've got to make sure we are not living in that prison!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  11. SO true...all of it! And I think it's OK to try to get it back before you try to give it again. We all need a little time for renewal!
    Kim

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    1. Amen, Kim, amen! Gotta get filled back up!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  12. Beautiful - I try to remember to live life to the fullest - I love to make people happy but you are right, if you don't have it you can't give it.

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    1. Thank you, Leigh! That's why it's good to take the time just for yourself to get filled back up! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  13. This is an excellent reminder. What resonated with me well was "fear".. it is absolutely a prison. And if only we free ourselves from it, we can accomplish so much more. Great post, Erin! Will be sharing this!

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    1. Anne, I have dealt with fear much of my life and I'm learning to lay it down and replace it with faith and hope! You are right, we accomplish so much more when we do that! Thank you for your kind words!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  14. Truth is...your words are always so inspiring, uplifting, and encouraging. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with all of us. You are a blessing, friend!

    Love you,
    ~Rosann

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    1. Oh, Rosann, you made me cry! I love you so much. You are an exhorter, if I ever saw one!! You are a blessing to so many!
      Love you!
      ~Erin

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  15. This goes along with liking yourself first, and then you can like others I think:) Great post!

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    1. Courtney, you are right! I'm so glad you stopped by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  16. I love this post. Truth is that I have been given a chance to make all the wrongs I've ever done right with this given time.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Isn't that a wonderful thing! Thank you so much for visiting here!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  17. I love this, dear! What precious words of wisdom! :)

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I'm so glad you stopped by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  18. Life is a tension between the daily pull of fear and the overcoming of trust. Which one will win today. Great truths, and pictures, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I like that, Beck. You're right, life is always a tension! Thank you for stopping by. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandma.
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  19. You had me from the first sentence. That's just beautiful.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so honored you stopped by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  20. nice post thanks for sharing...cute blog blessings

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    1. Thank you, dear! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  21. Sweet Erin, you are so true...you can't give what you don't have! So many try and fail because they don't recognize that little detail. Great post my friend! ~Hugs, xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Mitzi! I've learned the hard way that when I'm empty, there's nothing to give or bless others with! Thank you for stopping by. You are such a blessing to me!
      Love you, sister!
      ~Erin

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  22. beautiful words of tuth and gorgeous photos, erin <3
    you always make me smile!
    xoxox
    maria

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    1. Maria, you always make me smile. You are so faithful. I love that about you!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  23. Evenin' Erin,
    I just found your blog for the first time... via' Teri Johnson from Keeping It Personal. You have awesome strength and encouragement here! I'm inviting God to speak His truth into me tonight as I reflect upon my day... thanks for sharing new sister! ~ Blessings, Amy Alves from fullherlife

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    1. Amy, I just love Teri! I'm honored that you visited here! Thank you for your kind words. I pray that God speaks to you tonight and that He pours out his blessings on you!
      ~Erin

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