Writing, like some thoughts, can be all fluff. Words put together to sound good. The same goes for speeches—a string of words that fills the air but says nothing. Politicians are masters of this art; however, have they ever considered what an insightful audience hears?
What’s the real intent of our words? Truth or camouflage? The Bible, if appropriately applied, has a way of revealing the truth to the discerning heart. A person of integrity senses the difference between truth and fibs. They may not be able to explain it, but they can smell a foul odor.
Dishonesty sends out a faulty vibe. Its vibration is weird even unnerving. On the other hand, simplicity radiates and reveals the heart. No explanation is needed, and truth needs no expanse of words. Just say it.
True prayer works like that, admitting to ourselves what God already knows. The Almighty knows the truth, all the truth. No amount of words can change it. Explanations are useless. Confession is good for the soul because it releases the load of guilt. Frees the hurt and gives a sense of relief then unburdens the soul. A scar may remain, obvious to see but lacks the old pain. Forgiveness is our healing salve for our spiritual wounds.
The nerve of asking for forgiveness is difficult at times because of our ego. Amazing things happen when we swallow our pride and do what’s right. The gulp goes down and disappears.
Forget about the fluff and looking good. Instead, bring sincerity to your heart, writing, and speaking. Then you can enjoy the sweetness of the dessert.