There is a lot to be said for lining up what I believe, think, say and do. That is the kind of integrity our Father is looking for.

It is easy to write one thing and then say another. We all know people who say one thing and then do another. God’s goal for me is that I line up what is in my heart with what I say and do.

May I have the integrity of our Father, leaning into Him, hearing what He is saying and representing it every day.

And what’s this talk about me bullying you with my letters? “His letters are brawny and potent, but in person he’s a weakling and mumbles when he talks.” Such talk won’t survive scrutiny. What we write when away, we do when present. We’re the exact same people, absent or present, in letter or in person. 2 Corinthians 10:11