Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lies Women Believe

I've recently finished the book, Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I heard about it this past summer from a camp speaker. The author has also written one for teen ladies, so it perked my interest. So when I saw the original version at the library, I checked it out and began reading through it a little at a time. 

I can honestly say that it has been one of the most convicting books I've ever read. It is amazing to me that in our normal, every day lives how much we give into Satan's lies. We have let them in through the gates of our eyes and ears and have let them seep into our minds. 

Each chapter is devoted into looking at the lies we believe in different areas of our lives. We believe lies about God, ourselves, sin, priorities, marriage, children, emotions and circumstances. To combat lies, we need to ingrain our hearts and minds with the Truth--God's Word. The author gives Scripture and great wisdom to help us overcome these in our lives. These lies truly hold us back in having a victorious life. In some of these areas, I've asked the Lord to help me stop believing these lies so that I can obey and serve Him better. 

Have you ever believed some of these lies? (These are just a few of many that are covered in the book.)

God doesn't love me.
I can't help the way I am.
I have my rights.
My sin isn't really that bad.
If I submit to my husband, I'll be miserable.
All children will go through a rebellious stage.
I can't control my emotions.
If my circumstances were different, I would be different.

Get a hold of this book today. You'll be encouraged and perhaps convicted (but that's okay--we all need that once in a while). Let me know how you enjoy it and what you've learned from it. 

Remember--the Truth will set us free! 

1 comment:

Erin said...

I'll have to add this to my list.