Christianity, Inspirational, Music, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 4.2.18 ♥

I cherish my childhood. I’m absolutely a child of the 70’s. The Music, The TV Shows, The Whole Atmosphere, I Loved It! One of my favorite bands is the Eagles. If you’ve never really given the Eagles a chance, here’s what I suggest: Wait for a weekend when you’re not doing anything. Buy an outdoor chair, if you don’t own one, and some portable speakers. Then crack open a can of whatever you like to drink and put on “Take it Easy.” You won’t be disappointed. One of my favorites is Lyin’ Eyes. Who hasn’t seen the movie Urban Cowboy? Is it possible to hide Lyin’ Eyes? Of course it is possible to hide Lyin’ Eyes, but only for a while. The eyes are mirrors of the soul and will eventually betray their dark secrets. That is why it is so important to look someone straight in the eye and believe what that person is saying. When there is deep eye presence, souls are laid bear and the possibility of deception, while it is still possible is minimal. It is often when people lose their gaze for each other that trouble begins. The lies that are told can be about anything, and are not limited to one area of deception. They may be about addiction or an obsession or some other dimension or infidelity or distancing because the pain is to much to express.
Eye contact is so important in both personal relationships and in day to day social and business contacts. It is crucial to the level of mutual understanding and trust. If you look at someone with whom you are about to update a business deal with and what you get is a blank stare or a constantly diverted look, you may do well to be worried. Of course it may be shyness, but it also may be a cover for deceit. Of course in the song “Lyin’ Eyes” it’s about a broken relationship and fulfilment in the arms of another. Truth is defined as “sincerity in action, character, and utterance”. Perhaps the most famous verse about truth in the Bible is what Yeshua/Jesus said “… I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) So Yeshua/Jesus is truth and He is also the Word (John 1:1, 14). Truth is what we should build our lives upon. Truth is the foundation stones for a good life. The bible has a number of passages that point us to walking and speaking truth in our lives. All of are guilty of withholding the truth, telling lies. Some times we justify that by saying it was for that persons good, or we say it was only a white lie. (Whatever that is) To be truthful and straight is about character and the character is about the heart of a person. No matter the cost to be honest and true. No matter the cost to be without deceit. No matter the cost to live life in truth. Facebook friends, may we all live our lives in the way that the good Lord intended. Honest and true. It would be my prayer that you never encounter “Lyin’ eyes” in any of your transactions or relationships and that people never encounter “Lyin Eyes” in you either. Amen?



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