Last week I started "Truth for Thursdays" on Being Refined As Silver. To read about it click here.
Recently I have been reading the book "Lies Women Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I thought this may be a good way to share the lies we believe that she writes about, but more importantly the truths of God's Word. This book seems like a good one for a group to do together, but since I am doing it on my own, I would love to hear your comments about it.
THE LIE: I CAN'T HELP THE WAY I AM.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1-2
"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." Deuteronomy 30:19
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
"I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." Galatians 5:16
"...for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13
If you are a Christian, these truths are life changing. Our flesh may want to say that we can't help the way we are, and we can't... by ourselves. But by God's Spirit we can find the help we need. Just as our children choose whether or not they are going to obey us, we choose whether or not we are going to obey God. We can obey God, regardless of how we feel. We must choose to do what is right, whether it makes us uncomfortable or not. We are responsible for the choices we make, whether or not we come from a family that has bad tempers, or is overweight, or lazy and undisciplined. Our society teaches people to have a victim mentality. But we are more than conquerors through Christ (Romans 8:37).
What is it about yourself that you believe you can't help? Stop believing the lie and turn to the only One who can set you free, Jesus Christ.