“Speak your truth.”
I have heard that phrase uttered countless times. It’s almost always meant to be a sincere way to encourage people to find value in their stories and respect others. But what happens when we begin to define the world by the way we have experienced it? Lies set in. Half-truths bear inconsistent fruit. Conflicting ideas paralyze or incite anger. Most tragically, the kingdom of the world begins to appear more logical than the kingdom of God. So in a world where we have access to an unimaginable amount of information and perspectives in seconds, what are we to do?
Believer, take heart and consider the kindness of the God the Father to send the Son as truth, give us His word, and to send the Holy Spirit to illuminate truth in our hearts.
We are formed by truth in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
In His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ proclaims that He is truth (John 14:6). We can look to the life, ministry, and finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ to know the truth about our sin and God’s grace. Truth is not just understanding facts, it is beholding the glory of God as we revel in the mercy that sinners deserving death were ransomed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
We recognize that truth is rooted in God’s word as revealed in Scripture and illuminated by the Holy Spirit.
God’s word is His testimony to us about His character, works, and sovereign plan of redemption. Far more than an antiquated set of rules or far-off stories, the Bible is alive and active. As we read the Bible, we are transformed, not by our own effort but by the indwelling Holy Spirit who comforts, convicts, and reveals truth to our hearts. We trust God’s word as true, complete, and the final source of truth (2 Timothy 3:16).
We pursue God’s truth above the world’s for His glory and our good.
Faithfulness does not mean that as believers we never question or even doubt. It does mean that we consistently turn from the sin of relying on ourselves as ultimate truth-bearers and turn to the Lord. We take our wrestling to the Lord and trust His promise to give wisdom to those who earnestly seek it (James 1:5-6) . It is for God’s glory that His children increasingly see His beauty and behold His glory. It is for our good that our hearts worship God, “in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
At Sparrow Conference, we want every woman who attends to be rooted in the truth of God’s word. We believe that anchoring our lives in God's character, the gospel, and His word is the most freeing and beautiful invitation.