Since I have chosen to center my life around God, His truth and His character have shaped my reality. Anything that agrees with His Word and is consistent with His character is right for me. I must shape my devotion, my direction, my decisions and my deeds to be consistent with His Word, the Bible.
So, what I choose as the ultimate reality for my life will also determine what is right for my life. Put another way, what I believe in must determine how I behave. To do otherwise will result in being confused and conflicted.
This is what I hear what Jesus saying to His disciples:
1) "If you don't continually live according to My word you don't really believe in Me"
2) "If you do your best to continually live in obedience to My word then your faith is real."
3) "If your faith is real you will discover the power of My truth."
What is the power of His truth that allows it to set me free?
It is the power of His presence because He IS truth! Truth is not just a concept it is a PERSON! When you interact with His truth you encounter Him!
It is the power of His peace because His IS our peace!
It is the power of His purpose because "it is in Him we live and move and have our being!"
So, how do I know I am rooted in the proper reality? The beliefs consistent with that reality will bring me freedom in my mind and spirit!