This week’s devotion comes from Hope for the Journey, a devotional series written by Dave and Ann Smazik.

May 3, 2023

We live at a point in history in which a torrent of facts, opinions, and commentaries rush by us on a daily basis. The volume of the flow makes it next to impossible to decipher what is true, what is a partial interpretation, or what is a reaction in the moment.

Philippians 4:8 begins and ends with, “Finally, beloved, whatever is true…think about these things.” Jesus told his disciples, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” We begin our work as disciples by meditating on the person and work of Christ. Jesus lived his life and gave his life so that we might live in the power of the resurrection. Being grounded in that truth will lead us to a point of action. It will be a different point for each of us. But the experience is the same: when we focus on the living Christ, internalize the truth of God present with us in the Holy Spirit, we will be led and empowered by the triune God to live in the world as disciples.