This week I am continuing "Truth for Thursdays" on Being Refined As Silver. To read the first post on this topic 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: "IF I FEEL SOMETHING IT MUST BE TRUE."
THE TRUTH: "THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND DESPERATELY WICKED; WHO CAN KNOW IT?" JEREMIAH 17:9
How often do we as women believe this lie! If you listen closely enough you can find it everywhere. Here are just a few examples:
-I don't feel like serving my family. They don't appreciate me anyway.
-I don't feel forgiven.
-This situation is hopeless.
How often our feelings can change, even throughout the course of a day. Isn't it wonderful that God's word is unchanging? We don't have to be a slave to our feelings and allow our feelings to dictate our lives. We can choose to believe the Word of God regardless of what our feelings are telling us. We have the most powerful weapon against Satan's lies. We must look at our feelings through the lens of God's Word to see what is true.
So when you don't feel like serving your family remember Philippians 2:3-4 "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others."
When you don't feel forgiven, remember 1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
When you feel like your situation is hopeless, remember Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." And Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Praise God for His Word!
"The grass withers, And its flower falls away, But the word of the LORD endures forever." 1 Peter 1:24