Boyce Moses
on 09/19/2017 at 01:01 am
Father God, Lord of All, we come to You today to thank You for the people You put in our lives that tell us the hard truth when we need it. It so easy to want to listen to those that always agree with us, or behave the same way we do. Perhaps people like that are why we're in the shape we are. Empower our friends to put our feet to the fire when we we are wrong and encourage us to change our ways. No sugar coating, but telling us what we need to hear. Praying in the name of the one that is always there for us, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Greg Arnold
on 09/18/2017 at 06:52 pm
Without my "Nathan", this ministry would not exist, nor would it be fruitful. The hardest part is throwing all of my junk on the table and allowing this trusted friend to question every little item. Even harder is giving him permission to throw away those things I like, but aren't pointing me toward the vision God has planted. #truth #necessary
Montrey Willis
on 09/18/2017 at 06:43 pm
Amen.. I am having trouble finding a Nathan in my life. . I need someone to tell it like it is and only speak the truth.. I don't need people who are here to co-sign my excuses and alibis that does me no good , it only makes me more complacent goal is to continually grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically ..having a good brother ,a Nathan if you will ,would help me out tremendously.
on 09/18/2017 at 06:36 pm
I've realized that we must also be cognizant of those who agree with us too much. When we know something is wrong then listen to our conscience because although these types of people may be your mother, father, sibling. They can hinder us if they are allowing us not to be held accountable.
Jay Wilson
on 09/18/2017 at 05:21 pm
Hallelujah! Such a fitting word for today. I am praying and watching for Nathan. I have a few close brothers that hold me accountable, yet I am still with eyes open waiting for that man to 'tell it to me like it is'. GOD is still working on me in this area myself. Maybe my Nathan is already there, I've just been reluctant to open up fully to that.

DAY 261: Inviting The Hard Truth

PSALM 51: For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  ~ Psalm 51: 1-2

Nathan was a close friend and advisor to David. He spoke the hard truth in the hardest of times. 

As men of God, we are better when inviting a "Nathan" into our lives. While it hurts to hear the truth, it can put us on our knees before almighty God. 

Who is your "nathan"?  Who is speaking truth in your life, even when you don't want to hear it?  If you don't have a "Nathan", you should ask God for them to show up in your life. 

You will build a stronger, more consistent faith with Nathan in your life.