Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Making Me More


Communicating by life and word what is genuine and accurate

1. Upright; just; fair in dealing with others; free from trickishness and fraud; acting and having the disposition to act at all times according to justice or correct moral principles; applied to persons.
     An honest man's the noblest work of God.


     An honest physician leaves his patient, when he can contribute no farther to his health.


5. Fair; good; unimpeached.
     Seek seven men of honest report

Acts vi

6. Decent; honorable, or suitable.
     Provide things honest in the sight of all men

Rom. xii

Webster's 1st ed. 1828

I am honest with the LORD. I confess that He is LORD and I am not.

I am honest, therefore, with myself.

Because I do not deceive myself into believing lies, I do not attempt to induce others to believe lies in order to protect my fantasies.

Because I am an heir with Christ of all things, I need not cheat others to obtain more of God's abundance.

Because I have been given a new name in Christ, I need not make dishonest reports of others in order to bolster my own reputation.

I speak the truth in love.

I uphold the truth.

Sources of Truth
God is Truth
Deuteronomy 32:3 ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
Christ is Truth
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
The Holy Spirit is Truth
1 John 5:6 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is Truth.

The Spirit empowers me to be truthful.

Some who ask "What is truth?" don't really want to know.
John 18:38 Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?
19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
16 Then delivered he Him to be crucified.

I allow God to be true, even if all men are proven thereby to be liars.

Truth is not just to be spoken, but to be lived.

3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

I am upright and honorable; I am becoming more and more just and upstanding.

My parents wanted me to be incorruptible, and my principled life is an honor to their desires.

My friends know me to be ethical and moral.

My family sees me becoming more and more truthful.

My parents are proud of my virtuous life.

My trustworthy habits are an asset to my community.

Those I work with are delighted that I am becoming more and more unprejudiced.

I am not afraid to be genuine in a culture of masks and deceit.

My desire to be undeceiving pleases God.

I am committed to becoming more and more uncontrived.

People around me can depend on me to be above-board.

I often think about how I can be more sincere.

I appreciate integrity.

My spirit reverberates with openness and honesty.

My conscience knows the value of sincerity and justice.

I have a natural affinity with authenticity.

I am at home with unaffected openness.

Being honest is a real passion with me.

I undertake continual personal moral inventories with rigorous honesty. I am therefore not susceptible to the flattery of others.

These words resonate in my being; God's Law governs me throughout my life:

  • veracious
  • trustworthy
  • reliable
  • impartial
  • equitable
  • unprejudiced
  • sincere
  • guileless
  • undeceiving
  • unfeigned
  • undissembling
  • undissimulating
  • aboveboard
  • integrity
  • uncontrived
  • unaffected
  • unassumed
  • plain-spoken
  • genuine
  • authentic
  • respectable
  • credible
  • virtuous
  • unpretentious
  • uncorrupted
  • rectitude
  • justice
  • righteousness

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
-- Ephesians 1:11-12

Mine eyes are awake through the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
-- Psalm 119:148

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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An Example of a Commitment to Honesty