I am so grateful for my Ladies bible study at church. We meet just about every Thursday evening, and this is something that I know I need. There have been days that I have heard Satan say, “You are just too tired to go. It will be okay to miss just one meeting.” – I go anyways and have always been blessed beyond all measure. Sometimes I hear my husband say something similar to this…. “Oh, I didn’t think you were going tonight.” Why would I not go? I NEED THIS.
Anyways, over the next few weeks, I will be introducing each of the chapters in the series we are studying. The book is called “Lies Women Believer and the TRUTH that Sets Them Free” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I will admit this is a TOUGH book to read, especially if you gloss over the topics and the lies and say, “I don’t believe that. This isn’t for me.” Trust me, I already have done that…. I glossed over the chapters and said… nope. nope. not me. nope. oh definitely not…. See, Satan is already trying to convince me that I don’t believe his lies. While there are definitely some that I know I don’t believe, I prayed to God to open my eyes to the lies that I cannot tell that I am believing…. and already in chapter 2, I’ve found one I didn’t know I was there.
The leader of our group also gave us an assignment…. you don’t have to report it to the class here, but I do challenge you to do this as well. Like I said earlier, there have already been “this is not me” moments, even when I got this assignment, but again, I have been praying that God would reveal to me the lie that holds me in bondage that i need to be set free from. The assignment won’t make any sense unless you read the book, so do this if you follow along with me.
Here is the assignment:
you will need a letter sized envelope, and 2 index cards (lined or unlined, doesn’t matter). On the front of card #1, identify the area(s) of bondage or sinful behavior in your life. On the back of card #1, identify the lie associated to that bondage. On the front of card #2, replace that lie with the Truth… identify the truth in scripture, memorize and meditate on the Truth and believe the Truth. On the back of card #3, act on the Truth…list steps that you will take.
If in my quiet time I am made aware of the Lie that binds me, and I finish this assignment myself, I will reveal it here. You do not need to reveal yours, unless you want to. So download the book, borrow it from the library, buy it at Half Price Books or Amazon.com …. let’s try to get started next week with Chapter 1. 🙂