Thursday, October 14, 2010

Truth for Thursday

I am continuing “Truth for Thursday” here at Being Refined As Silver.  We are on the last chapter of “Lies Women Believe”, chapter 11: “The Truth That Sets Us Free”.  It will take several weeks to review this chapter, so I hope you will continue to come back each week. 

Nancy Leigh DeMoss encourages her readers to take time to savor these liberating, life-changing truths.  She suggests saying each Truth aloud, again and again until your thinking becomes aligned with God’s way of thinking. 

Here is the eleventh truth:

God’s Word is sufficient to lead me, teach me, and heal me.

Do we truly believe that God’s Word has the answer for whatever we are facing? 

“…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” 2 Peter 1:3

Often times scripture is used as a last resort when all else has failed.  God’s Word should be the first place we turn.  It has the power to change lives, set the prisoner free, and it gives us direction for our lives.  God’s Word is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

“He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20

What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem or needing advice?  Do you seek your wisdom to help them?  Or do you give them God’s Word and direct them to His wisdom? 

Nancy Leigh DeMoss says it so well: “If we really want to help people, we must point them to the Truth and prayerfully and lovingly show them how to apply the Truth to their situation.” (page 259)

Ladies, this means all of us. Not just “professional” counselors, graduates of biblical colleges or pastors’ wives.  You may not have all the answers, but God’s Word does.   Want to really help someone?  Pray for them, love them and point them to the Word of God.



  1. new neighbor's mother just peeked over the fence, I haven't met the neighbor yet, she hasn't moved in...the mother told me that her daughter and two kids were moving in and it was a huge adjustment for them all, especially the jr high children. As I walked away I started to pray...your words are confirming, and I am so glad I didn't offer advice or even ask details, I first went to the Lord, so that when I do meet her maybe it will be His truths that come from my mouth and not my own.
    I so need to be saying these things over and over again...thanks for the encouragement...DeMoss is going to be near me for a conference, I would love to go.

    Blessings and Healing to you in Jesus Name

  2. Oh my, this is so relevant to me currently. My dear little sister is (29) dealing with a very mentally abusive 10 year relationship for which she has two children as a result. Her hopes have been for his change of spirit and heart- yet she is ALWAYS let down in big ways. He has not held a job in over 3 years and she really needs to escape the relationship. I always try to provide comfort for her- but maybe I need to find a scripture or message for her from the Living Word of Life?!?? Her little boys are starting to understand the behaviours of their father and how it affects her... how tragic!!! Please pray for her!!!

  3. This is so important...we must always go yo God first!!!

  4. I agree and thanks for the reminder!

    Have a great weekend,
    Amy @ Missional Mama

  5. So true! So often we want to jump in with our own opinion, when we need to look to God!

  6. I can't wait to get to this chapter!!! We are still on the marriage chapter. We spend about one and a half months on a chapter. We really get into it- I love it.
    I loved your guest post.
    Great scriptures and words.

  7. Oh, Theresa, that is so true! It is often so easy to direct someone else, or ourselves for that matter, somewhere else first, but it ALWAYS comes down to His Word!! I loved that book! I love reading what you have to write about it, too, it reminds me all over again =) I've missed you friend...thanks for your faithfulness to my blog =)

  8. Such a great reminder. If only it could be the first thought to go to God's word. It always has the answer after I have tried everything else, but still usually I try to do things on my own before I turned to his word!


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