I am reminded of our human nature every single day. Our striving for looking our best, looking like we are succeeding in life and living our dream out. We constantly try to look our best on social media. To showcase our best and most curated version of ourselves. The stories behind our accomplishments and every day life, all the tears that has been shedding, all the angry words that has been sad rarely make it to social media. And it is not only applicable for social media. In our real life we do the same. We try to make a good impression on those around us by being happy and being our best.
Having just been to the lovely city of Amsterdam this week I wanted to show you a glimpse of what I did while I was in the city.
Sometimes God calls people to do very ‘unglamorous’ things. For instance the prophets. They were called to preach the words God spoke to them and it was often words about repentance and the bad things that would happen if people did not turn away from their wicked ways and turn their hearts back to God. A glamorous job to tell people these often welcomed words? No. And indeed those words were not welcomed. Often the prophets were mocked and looked down on.
So often we will meet lies. They are everywhere. Lies on social media about what a good life is supposed to look like, lies in advertisements about how we need to look a certain way or have a significant other in order to feel and be loved, lies from the enemy of God about who we are and the truth God speaks through the Bible. That is why it is so important to know the truth – to know Scripture. Not only to read it, but to fully know it and have it stored in our hearts and ultimately living it out. We cannot combat lies with a truth we don’t know. As this quote from Christine Caine says so well:
“The truth will set you free, but only the truth that you know.”
This summer I have been so fortunate to be able to travel all the way here from Denmark to the US for 4 weeks with my family. It has for sure been an amazing time and since me and my family are a really active family who like to spend their holiday doing a little different activities than most other people I thought it might be interesting and even helpful in thoughts of upcoming vacations to share some of the awesome things we did here on my little space on the internet I have come to cherish so much since I started last year.