A Video Devo on the Deceptive Heart

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  1. 1
    Kim B. in Az says:

    Beth this message is so timely in my life. I acted like a self centered fool last night. Argh, I am just greived about it. I spoke with Kimberly in your office today and she prayed for me. I am so grateful for her. Thank you for your whole ministry.

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    Cheryl says:

    Thank you!

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    Marita says:

    Dear Crazy: ( That was such a great slip) – Loved it!!
    Timing. Oh so perfect. Needed this word so much today.
    Thank You for being obedient to the call. My start date is today (Oct 25). I’m looking for him to reveal the deceptions I’ve fed myself and praying for the strength and guidance to change.


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    sherry says:

    thanks, right on time, just when needed…God is good!

  5. 5

    Seriously!? I was just talking to a friend of mine at lunch time about this very topic…the deceptive heart. Seeking truth and joining in on this prayer!

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    Kim says:

    This could not have come at a better time!! I was supposed to be at our Esther bible study tonight, but it got cancelled for this week. If it hadn’t, I don’t think I might have taken the time to watch this whole video.

    Two areas stood out and as I type the word “two” another handful of areas where I know the enemy has been deceiving me came rushing to my mind.

    I will be watching this again with journal and bible and pen in hand so that I can write down those words that speak most to me.

    Also, Beth, would you please consider making a short video (or a really long one) sometime that outlines ways in which you journal and perhaps even some ways the other ladies at LPM journal. I journal and have for several years, but I find some portions of my journaling – specifically daily prayer requests – somehow tend to get lost in the midst of everything else or I fail to write them down. I then kick myself later for not making note of it so that I can praise the Lord all the more for His great faithfulness. I know there is no right or wrong way, but sometimes a quick suggestion can make a world of difference.

    I also agree – even as I watched this video today – there is definitely something different about you. I thought that before you said anything about someone mentioning it. A greater depth of intimate godly wisdom perhaps.

    Bless you!!!!

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    Jodi says:

    Oh! How i want my secret heart to be filled with God’s wisdom and His Truth! Replace the space in me, Jesus!
    Thank you, Miss Beth!

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    God’s timing IS perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I feel relieved knowing that i’m not the only one who has [somehow?!] forgotten a major Word from the Lord! (…and here i thought i’d made some kind of history, and not in a good way.) lol

    Thank you for being so transparent. You gave me hope in more way than one with this video. <3

    I've been feeling like i'm on the brink of really breaking free from some strongholds that have a massive, monstrous root system… and i know that there are some changes that i need to make, but didn't know where else to look.

    Now i do.

    I am so thankful for you!!!

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    Harriet says:

    Oh, the timing of that. I feel my heart is full of deception and don’t even know where to go with it… I think I’m so used to entertaining lies that I stop seeking truth in the inmost place. Thankyou for this beautiful reminder; may we persevere for 10 days and defeat any distraction!

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    Judy Pauley says:

    Thank you for that Word from God. I really needed to hear it today.

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    Shirleen says:

    Not a “coincidence” that I popped on here to check on new posts. Thank you Beth….and thanks be to God who hears and will reveal to each of us where our hearts are deceptive. May we listen and be healed!

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    Deb says:

    Beth, thank you. The Lord, my heart knower – what a powerful, yet tender, truth for me today. Thank you.

  13. 13

    Love you like crazy too! Thank you for being real. I love the way you just started talking to the Lord. He is good. I’m listening and looking Lord, reveal the root of the deception.

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    Mrs. B says:

    I needed this tonight.

    Praise God for His timing…

    Thank you.

    (BTW I’m just over 30 with four earring piercings and no tattoos… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lucy says:

    I just love your words!

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    Amy Lingenfelder says:

    Deep cries out to Deep.. Thank You sweetest Beth for your faitfulness. I have lost five family members in 18 months and this past week I just felt that God wants to minister to that place of deep hurt. your message touched my heart, thank you.
    Love & Blessings

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    Dawn Cullison says:

    Thank you, Beth, for your transparency and your willingness to share your own struggles with your sisters in Jesus! I love the suggestion to journal over the next 10 days and I intend to do so. . .I wait in hopeful expectation to see just what my Savior reveals to you, to me and to all the others who embark on this journey! God is using you in a mighty way!!

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    Nancy says:

    Thank you, Beth — what a blessing. Today would have been my 32nd anniversary but we were divorced 3 yrs ago and he is engaged to another woman. The Lord is already speaking to me about the deception I have been holding on to — that I am unwanted and unlovable. The rejection has been stinging – especially with a Christian dating website that brings more rejection daily. The Lord wants me to stop wasting so much emotional energy trying to find a godly man to bring validation. He wants to be the One I desire. I do love Him dearly — lead a precious weekly bible study — desire to serve Him faithfully. But this deception needs to go. Bless you for speaking truth to my inward parts. I will be listening for more during the next ten days.

    • 18.1
      Susan Bilberry says:

      Nancy, God made you, and he doesn’t make mistakes. I am sure you are a beautiful, godly woman with a lot to offer. Find happiness with yourself, and everything will fall into place.

      From a sister in Christ who knows!!

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    Stacy Rains says:

    10 days! I believe you, Lord. Speak!

    Thanks, Beth, for leading us in this truth. May your change come full circle, in Jesus name!

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    Carol says:

    You are loved by Crazy, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you, Beth, for your message today. I needed to hear that. I am asking God to reveal to me deception that I have in my heart.
    O Lord, help me to listen, listen, listen.

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    Michelle says:

    With some struggles I’ve been having I am so grateful for this word. I can’t wait for the 10-day period to see if I’ve possibly fallen victim to my own deceitful heart and I’m trusting emotions based on lies! Oh, Jesus, thank you for wanting to speak to us even more than we want to seek and to listen!

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    Heather L. says:

    Beth this was perfect and a little scary in how directly God reached out and put this right in front of me today. I was so “deceived” today that I couldn’t get myself out of bed. Thoughts of discouragement overwhelmed me. Exhaustion overtook my soul and mind – it seems like everyday has been a battle for me. At only 30 years old I feel so young an naive and also so old and still not together. I was so “deceived” by my heart’s fears, that I refused to begin my day for fear I would give in to over eating once again as well as for fear I would catch a glimpse of myself and only see disappointment. But God always has a different plan when days like these come along, right! I did make it out of bed – lasted a few hours at work and then came home to listen to one of your breaking free sessions and this post that I randomly saw on twitter. Thanks for being real and vulnerable.

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    Gina says:

    I don’t know what’s wrong. This week has been very hard for me and I feel like I am trying to keep my head above water… You just told me, If I’m being defeated I’m being deceived. I have taken tomorrow off to roll around in my Bible Study, to seek out direction and clarity of mind. And now I have a specific prayer. God is good to put us all on the same page.
    Love to you.

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    Holly in Oregon says:

    Bethie! Thank you! Oldest son just left for college and this Mama is struggling in a
    Mighty way. I already know my God misses me as much as I miss my baby and longs for sweet fellowship with me day after day. So I will keep that appointment with Him and His Word every day in expectation and gratitude.

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    Kristin says:

    You speak of God as if he’s your best friend! And you say that He speaks to you and orchestrates events in your life to connect with you and to guide you into a deeper relationship with Him! The God I know and have been taught about is not like that! Coming from a baptist background, I was taught that if God doesn’t answer your prayers or if trouble comes your way then you must have done something wrong! That only perfection merits His involvement in your life! And if that’s true, then what’s the point? You seem like a good person, better than most, but what about those people from “the wrong side of the tracks” so to speak! God doesn’t seem to want anything to do with the likes of me! How did you merit his favor? How can I live in a way that will make Him want something to do with me?

    • 25.1
      Debbie says:

      Dear Kristin…I’m not Beth but I have such a desire for you to know, Know, KNOW that God wants nothing more than to have EVERYTHING to do with you! He loves you with an everlasting love and His Son, Jesus, has already done everything necessary to merit God’s attention toward you. God’s attention was on YOU, yes YOU, Kristin, even when He planned from the beginning of time to send His son to make you righteous through His blood and sacrifice. He loves you, right now, right where you are. There is not one of us that merits God’s attention, but because of His great love for us He gives it.

      I am praying that you will know a deep deep sense of His love in your life, today. God’s love falls on both sides of the tracks Kristin. Seek Him in His word and simply talk to HIm…be patient and wait with expectation…He is there…watch for Him.


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    Michele says:

    So timely for me as well. The lies I’ve believed these last few months have nearly been the death of me. I look so forward to the next 10 days! I can’t wait to see how He redeems and delivers!

    I’ll be praying for you other girls too!

    Thanks Beth!

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    annette says:

    Heal me and I shall be healed. Save me and I shall be saved. Amen.

    Heal our deception. Heal our hearts to purity, to maturity in Christ.
    Love this Word that encourages as it calls me out.

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    Sarah Marion says:

    Love you too! Thank you for that special message.

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    Lara Lin says:

    Thank you so much!!!

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    Debbie Maish says:

    Thank you so much for this, needed to hear it. Still don’t know how to journal, but at least I can ask the question “Lord where am I deceiving myself?” And really listen. Love Love your beautiful heart for God’s Amazing Word. God Bless You and LPM.

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    Darla says:

    Thank you Beth for sharing your heart and the Word with us. I certainly don’t have you on a pedestal (though I adore you :-)) but I greatly appreciate when you share bits of your struggles with us. How wonderful that the Lord allowed your letter to be “delayed”. You are a constant reminder of God’s love for me, and I appreciate you being His servant and my big sister in Christ. (OK: I have to fully admit that when I started to type “big”, I accidentally typed “bib”—too funny. You’re not old enough to be my “Bibby” but it brought a giggle. God bless you all (hug)

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    Donna Geesey says:

    Hi Beth, your message to us was also so timely in my life. Yesterday evening I was crying out to God (in the form of a phone call to a dear family member) asking have I just imagined His calling in the area I thought I was called to. But I remembered the times that God has gone out of His way to confirm that this is what I’m supposed to do. That just because something is hard doesn’t mean that it isn’t what He has for me. Thank you for the reminder to ask–and then to listen. I will write down on my calendar 10 days from now. I’m expecting God to have revealed answers! Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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    elaine says:

    we are loved by “Crazy”? i love it! that is too funny!

    thank you so much for that prayer…. i was watching the devotion but was being distracted by my kids and my doggie….. (sorry)…. but when you prayed, specifically for God to speak to us….. i’ve been struggling with that…. i want SO BADLY to hear God’s voice… to know His voice so well that, without a doubt, I know it’s Him… but I am so easily fooled…. i’m not sure if i’m hearing God, or the world, or even the enemy. i need discernment. big things in my life that I’m facing head-on… and i’m not sure what to do…. which direction to go….. what’s a lie screaming in my ear… or what’s Truth.

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    Jerry Ann says:

    Thank you Beth. (two on left, three on right =))

    Ten days being bold in asking for His sight on my heart, and for Him to tell me what the lies are to discard, and the truths to keep. October 25, 2012.

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    Lori T says:

    Beth, God bless you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I have been dealing with a deceptive heart intensely all week about an old topic. At the same time, I am seeking insight about direction, godly wisdom, and guidance. Desperate times call for desperate measures. After feeling nudged by God more than once (I tried to run, but you can’t hide:)), I began a personal fast on Sunday to break the cycle and get a fresh Word. It’s Thursday now and He has begun the process. I need to journal it! I celebrated the fresh Word with a cup of coffee! As much as I wanted to stop the semi-fast I felt the Spirit tell me it’s not over. To hang in there. Thank you for the 10 day Sprit-led prayer. I’m all in. You are an absolute jewel of a mentor. I love you (LPM) and pray for you often. As God would be so kind to orchestrate, I too have landed on Jeremiah 17 and Psalm 51 this week of all weeks. Your authenticity is boss (my kids would say) ! Glory be to The King of Kings!

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    Vickie says:

    So timely Beth. Had a visit with a friend today that will be so encouraged by this word. Can’t wait to share it with her. It was so timely for me too. I look to him to show me my heart. Thank from one crazy to another!


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    Anita says:

    YES! Just what had been on my mind and heart!

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    Jenn says:

    Hey Crazy,
    Thanks for praying for me! I really enjoyed your devotional tonight. God blows my mind how He orchastrates circumstances to speak to our hearts. I love that!
    So you don’t need to wonder about me anymore. I have two tattoos, my ears peirced, and 5 babies. When the babies ask about the tattoo, I tell them Mamas can be naughty sometimes too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Press on!
    Jenn (a whole lotta crazy for Jesus!)

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    Lisa says:

    Thank you so much, sweet Beth. The tears flowed down my cheeks as you prayed with me. It was just what I needed! I love you, sister!

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    kathy h says:

    So anointed! So real! Thank you for this! I got so silly and excited when I saw this post, I ran into my bedroom to wake my husband and plopped my ipad right on top of him to make him watch you in your realness! I am a yt vlogger (not known to many, but HIM), and a recent blogger, and Beth Moore follower…hee hee I am just so inspired and love how you are just serving HIM! Thank YOU!

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    Sandra Hanrahan says:

    Thank u so much I’m Going to start asking Him! There is something I want to know., But I’m not sure if it is me or if it my husband o Lord please speak. Thank u again!

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    Betty M says:

    Dearest Beth,
    I had a sense come over me that you were actually processing to us something you are really struggling with and from years of being counseled by all manner of therapists I would go in for a session and that is how I worked through an issue I was working on or through.
    Yes, we can be decieved into believing all manner of lies like we are some what inferior or a failure at what we are doing. Evil can haunt us and squelch our effectiveness by telling us we are a lie and we can almost believe it. Doubt is something that hits me from time to time and makes me feel insecure about the things I am doing for the Lord like somehow it is not reaching others and I am a big lie.
    I know that is not true because I am asking for his guidance always and I know He is instructing me he knows my heart is always reaching to be pure I want to see God!!!!
    Somehow we need to guard our minds especially and not be distracted by the lies of the evil one.
    I sence you have had some real struggles for some time now and I know and pray you are working through them and goodness will prevail in the end. Thankyou for speaking with us today. Your prayers are always so moving to me and so helpful.
    Love ya dear! I am watching this a nearly 10:30 PM CDT had a busy day today.
    Keep the faith and know victory is ours!
    Hugs from the Northland,
    Betty M

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    Natalie says:

    Aaaaaahhhh!!!!! My video stopped with 53 sec to go!! I don’t know what we’re to ask for in 10 days!!!

    • 43.1
      Angela says:

      Ask God to show you what your heart may be deceiving you about, Ask him to show you His truth and journal your question and what you find. ( That is what I heard anyway:)

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    Barb Rowe says:

    Oh Beth what a timely reminder. Also, reminded me of an old favorite trio song I used to sing with 2 dear friends from the group First Call, “God is Greater” The main line was, “even though/when or heart condemns us, God is Greater than our hearts.” AMEN and AMEN

    Thank you for your love for HIM, your Siestas and all women! We love you and pray God continue to encourage you in amazing ways as well.

    As I told my Bible study table this week. If nothing ever bad happened we would never know our need of Him.

    Hugs and blessings,

    1 John 3:19-22

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    Mary Watkins says:

    Ten days!

    Lord, you are faithful. I am assured You will reveal any deception I am believing. Please help me wait for Your response.

    Thank you, Beth. No words can express how God has blessed my heart by your call to teaching.

    Hugs to you and all the dear ones at LPM!

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    Margie by the Sea says:

    Looking for God to reveal new truths these next 10 days. I am a little anxious about what I might find, but all of my trust is in Him. He has never failed me when I attend to His voice.

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    Carma Dutra says:

    This is so revealing for me. How many times I have asked the Lord “Why am I like this?” then I proceed to come up with all the reasons I can think of and try to “fix” it. The time for deception is over. Praise God.

  48. 48
    Kim Safina says:

    Precious Beth, ๐Ÿ™‚


    After viewing this video, The scripture from Lamentations & James kept twirling in my thoughts and heart.

    Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for HIS compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22,23

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2,3 NIV


    Blessings to you always!




    The Journey Continues ~
    With “Heaven Bound” Blessings,
    Kim Safina
    CaliKim ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 48.1
      Kim Safina says:


      As Donkey says “YOU NEED A HUG”
      Shrek ~

      ((((((( HUG ))))))))))


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    Kristi Brewer says:

    Oh Lord please show me! I want healing! Thank you for the reminder! Can’t wait to see what happens in the next ten days!

    Love you so siesta mama!

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    Angela says:

    What timing.. Thank you Jesus for you great message from Beth today. Just wrote a sister friend about needing to “hear” something because I was moody, so thankful for clarity that God’s Word can bring. Praying for it and will journal it, I had to write that or I wouldn’t do it probably. Thanks again!

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