The second of the 3 rules is honesty. Remembering Pastor Mike’s definition of honesty, my conscience is pricked. That looks like a hard one. Pastor Mike says that honesty is about my attitudes, about my prejudices, and about my personality.
I consider myself honest. I tell the truth. But that sermon message keeps nagging me. That sounds like probing deeper than is comfortable. That sounds scary. That sounds hard.
But that tells me I need to focus on the discipline or habit of honesty. What is holding me back? It is the fear of what I might learn about myself.
Then I remember that I cannot fully even know my own heart, but God does. And God promises to give me wisdom when I ask; Jesus promises the Holy Spirit will lead me into all truth. So I am willing to be willing to learn more about the habit of honesty.
God, please show me what I need to see. Amen.