A Video Devo on the Deceptive Heart

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  1. 51
    Debbie says:

    Miss Crazy…oh how I love you…thank you for this timely word and for sharing your heart in such a way that God uses it to inform my prayers for you. God bless you with crazy good blessings! 😉

  2. 52
    Lindsay says:

    I love being loved by crazy! And I crazily love you back sister! Thanks for this cool impromptu message. It was a good teaching and so helpful to me right now. I need to be reminded of the weakness in my heart for believing its own lies! And the verses you pulled God has laid on my heart recently. It gives me more to pray on tonight. What a great way to end my day, knowing my Father loves me (crazily too!) and is there guiding me closer to Him, every day. You are just too cute and your enthusiasm for His word is always a fruit that blesses so many others. Praise God!

  3. 53
    Heather says:

    I’ll be praying for God to show me in the next 10 days the deceptive things I am believing and giving energy to. Thank you so much for this and caring for us! Your ministry has spoken to me so many times and in so many ways. Thank you!!!

  4. 54
    Cathy Kramer says:

    Thank you! I didn’t even realize that I needed to hear this–but now I know I do! I received your prayer over me, and I will be listening for the next 10 days. Thank you so much for your “crazy love” and for always pointing us toward the Heart-Knower!

  5. 55
    Molly says:

    Hey crazy!

    You are not going to have to wait 10 days. I watched this a few hours after my first meeting with a life coach that talked about a fear that is holding me in bondage. My heart, in a deceitful lie…I refuse to live in the lie.

    And then I come home and hear you pray and say GOD you revealed it today.

    Thank you LORD
    And thank you Beth – love you friend.

  6. 56
    Pam says:

    Thanks for teaching us, I am anxious to hear what God has to tell me….
    Love you too and pray for you often as God lays you on my heart.
    Thanks again for taking time out of your busy life for us…

  7. 57
    Brenda Powell says:

    Praying tonight and journaling the next ten days along with my sisters, “Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
    And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalm 139:22-23
    What is driving my emotions Lord?
    I pray that Your truth will be the engine and my emotions the caboose =)

  8. 58
    sweet anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,
    Once again a good word spoken so timely. Thank you for speaking into my heart and life. I am at present grieving the murder of someone who had been a dear friend to me for so many years. I don’t want to waste one ounce of energy on something deceitful. He was my friend, my buddy, there for me through thick and thin. That in itself is something to be thankful for. A precious gift only God can give. Thank you Lord for shedding the light on my heart and exposing something I needed to repent of and doing it in a way that only makes me feel even more loved by you. Beth, I am so honored to be your sister. I love you. Mary

  9. 59
    Barbara says:

    Hello Crazy ~ Wow Beth I am speechless ~ God’s timing is everything which you brought out in this video regarding the faxes being mailed but just now receiving them. I am desperate to hear from God. I sent a friend a text saying I couldn’t talk but please pray for me that I needed to hear from God NOW. So after receiving this video in an email she sends it to me. No accident God sent it at just the precise time I needed to hear your message. Thank you for being real. Thank you for the years I have walked through your Bible studies making me the strong woman of God I am today. And no I do not have tatoo’s or piercings but consider myself in good company with “Crazy” and needing to hear from the “heart knower”. Blessings to you and your family.

  10. 60
    Kari says:

    So many times after I hear your messages, I just thank God for you. Thank God for your endurance and keeping us all in the Word..constantly reminded of God’s faithfulness.

    Thanks Beth

  11. 61
    Hallie says:

    As everyone else has said, The Lord placed this video at the the perfect time for me. I NEEDED this and felt as if you were speaking straight to me. I am thrilled and overwhelmed that God chooses to speak to us, despite our stubbornness and tendencies to wander. I am so grateful for you and your ministry, and the way that God uses you to bless and encourage!

  12. 62
    colleen says:

    Dear Beth
    I just can’t believe this. I happened on the blog and can’t watch the video till I get home after work, but from the responses it appears to be about something that I realised this week. I have been so depressed for about 3 weeks because of something that happened many years ago but was dealt with last year. I have been feeling so condemned. But it came to me – with the help of the James study – that what I thought was conviction was actually condemnation and not from my Father at all but from the evil one. I hauled out my scripture cards and actually gasped, asking myself, “How could you have forgotten that?” It was so scary to me how easy it was for me to forget the truth and to believe the lies. Now I have a choice: to believe the lies that are coming from a loved one (surely being used as Satan’s mouthpiece?) or God’s truth. A friend came and prayed with me yesterday and now I can’t wait to get home so that I can watch the video!

    • 62.1
      JennJam says:

      Colleen, your message really touched me because of a beautiful message my pastor gave about 5 years ago. It touched me then, and just the next day, I had an opportunity to share it with my mom (through application of the message, not just telling her about it) because of something that happened.

      The message (in a nutshell) was that when you feel what you’ve Biblically vetted as ‘conviction’ in your heart, that is the Holy Spirit speaking to you and motivating you to recognize it. From there, when you ask God for forgiveness and also go to the person or people you may need to ask forgiveness from, and you’ve followed what the Bible teaches in those areas (repentance, not just remorse, and incorporating God’s “lesson” from the experience into your life), conviction leaves your heart – it’s gone.
      SO, as long as you’ve followed the Biblical principles for asking forgiveness (and maybe having accountability with a Godly, wise, and trusted friend who will help make sure you’re addressing all areas and not ‘deceiving’ yourself), then if you ‘feel’ anything like ‘conviction’ after that, it’s not of God, it’s guilt/condemnation from the enemy, trying to keep you in bondage and focused on that ‘fight’ rather than growing in the Lord.

      Briefly, the story with how this touched my life: that afternoon, we had a family bridal shower for my sister and in a moment of ‘rushing’ and in an effort to keep things going smoothly (time-wise), my mother inadvertently did something to me in front of everyone that hurt me deeply. Even though I was crushed, I tried not to show it, but my sister knew and tried to redirect my mother, but she was unaware of it all, too focused on her own goal in the moment, and she (without malice) did it again. I kept on a good face but was so heartbroken and hurt that I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.
      The next morning, mom called me before I left for work. She had a tone in her voice, even as she said ‘hello’ and my name, that was so distinct from anything I’d ever heard that I could tell immediately that whatever came out of her mouth was going to be 100% truth. She told me that she couldn’t sleep at all b/c the Lord was dealing with her – she’d realized how deeply it must have hurt me and though she didn’t mean it intentionally, in the moment, she just wasn’t thinking. I had never seen/heard her so convicted, so repentant. Just the sincerity of her apology lifted the hurt from me instantly, and I told her I forgave her – and I told her the message from the day before, that she had been convicted by the Holy Spirit overnight and took the (difficult!) steps to make things right, and to remember that if this incident is brought to her mind again, it’s not from God, but false guilt and condemnation from the enemy. I marveled (though, is it really a surprise?!) that if what happened that day was bound to happen, that God prepared me just before it happened for how to respond when the apology came. That I could pass that message along to her changed everything, for both of us. She felt forgiven and I felt the relief of forgiving her and the hurt being lifted.

      I wish you well, Colleen . . . I’m glad to have read what you wrote because every time I’m reminded of this special message from my pastor and how it was applied in my life, it makes me so grateful again for a God who holds me in the palm of His hand, all the time. And you, too. <3

  13. 63
    Lisa says:

    God is the lover of my soul! I asked Him last night to reveal Himself to me about “where in my heart I was going wrong!” I am in the midst of a week of night sweats and tonight being no different had one at 0300 and woke up very cold! I had to get out of bed so I looked at my emails and saw this title! I knew God had answered and in less than 5 hours woke me up to tell me that He wants me to hear His truth and He answered me! 10 days Lord! I want to know where I am deceiving myself! Thank you Beth for sharing! I’ve been a follower of your ministry since 1995 and was blessed to have met you early on when you were signing books in Niceville, FL. I got “Things Pondered” and really loved the collection all these years. I was in the midst of healing over childhood abuse and when you are kin, you know it! You had sweet words for me that day that have always been at the bedrock of my healing journey! Today is no different. Thank you for being REAL! But mostly for loving our Lord so much and serving with all your heart, soul, and mind! You are healing to my bones! I look forward to His truth shining through the deception of my heart!
    In His most precious love

  14. 64
    Shawna says:

    Thank you Mama Beth. Such a timely word for me as God has my precious husband and I in a season of dormancy in our ministry. There is no safe place except with the “Lord the heart knower” My heart is ever seeking to hear his voice. Desperate to hear him. Thank you for your transparency. Please pray for me…desperately need a breakthrough.

  15. 65
    Kim says:

    Thank you dear sister in Christ 🙂

  16. 66
    Marjie Scheib says:

    Beth, I rarely have time or should I say take time to go online in the morning before work. My usual routine is to get ready for work (hair and stuff) and then with my coffee I sit down with the Lord. This morning I felt the need for encouragement through your messages on Life Today, which I always go through your LPM website for the link, which I did this morning and what do I find to bless me? YOU in video form! Thank you so much for this message this morning. Well, it’s morning for me anyway! I loved what you shared about the old fax your received, just so special the way He loves us. My prayer today, and yes I wrote it out 10 days ahead on my prayer journal- “Lord don’t just search my heart but tell me what you have found.” When you spoke to the Lord in your prayer about that it hit me that I often say that to God- “search my heart” but I do not think I ever asked him to tell me what he found, or as you said, I never thought to listen. I love having this way to receive a devotional from you. Thanks not only to you but to the others that work so hard to bless all of us on this blog with your video messages. sometimes we just need to see your sweet face and not just words on our screen. Thanks for the encouragement. love you Mrs.Crazy!!! XO

  17. 67
    Wilma Mansfield says:

    What a blessing to be able to see you face to face! It feels so personal for you to do these videos. It encourages us for you to reveal what God has put on your hearts for us to hear. Thank you so much for taking time to speak to us personally.

    God is so good…all the time! I pray for you daily, for your ministry and for your personal life. You reveal to us that you also have heataches and struggles. Thank you for teaching us how to deal with them. Life IS so hard even for the most “seasoned” christian.

    I am struggling with health issues and sometimes doubt that God will bless me with a restored body so that I can better serve Him. I know He can in His time, not mine. But I get impatient waiting on an answer. Your devotional today reminds me to wait on the Lord and trust Him to answer my prayers.

    Thank you for speaking to us. I look forward to the next video! God bless you, your ministry, Keith, your girls and the staff of LPM!

  18. 68
    Tracie says:

    Just like my Siesta’s, what a word in season for me as well. Bless you Beth!!

  19. 69
    Kristi says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this. The Lord has been bringing this topic to mind in recent days but I hadn’t taken time to delve into it. My emotions and my thoughts have been battling for months over a relationship with a man. I’ve grown weary of it and have been asking the Lord to show me clearly what He wants me to do. I will continue to ask the Lord to reveal my heart of any deception and give me wisdom.

  20. 70
    Kim Eshelman says:

    Our limitless God has timed this message perfectly.God put on my heart 10 years ago to facilitate your Bible studies. I still feel so inadequate and reminded my self last night after a tough class. But love Thu’s as there is an am and pm group of amazing women from a variety of churches and some without coming together to learn God’s WORD.I am learning right along with them. Last night a question was asked about Luke12:47 from the “Jesus the One and Only” study. Luke 12:47 says The servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows..From this verse a young woman asked what is the difference between God’s punishment and the devil working? I am trying to look this subject up. Any help would be appreciated.

    I will be doing what you suggested in this video. Thank you for the differences you have made in my life and so many others. You are appreciated!

  21. 71
    KellyinPA says:

    Thank you for this word! I have written a prayer to the Lord to reveal any deceitfulness in my heart to me and I will be watching and listening closely for the next 10 days for His revelations. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. BTW, I’m a 50 yr wife to one, mother of six and mimi of five(six in April;) No tatoos and only two piercings, one in each ear;)
    You make me smile;)

  22. 72
    Michele says:

    I love the term, ‘Lord – knower of my heart’. I think at times I feared that God knows my heart, for some reason hearing this term brings me great comfort. He knows it and wants to heal it. I attended the LPL Reading 9/15/2012 event and God revealed to me the fear that I walk in and asked me to hand that over to Him. It is still a work in process; but to have this word ‘ask Him to reveal the lies, the deceit’ that I have allowed to come in is very exciting because I want it gone! I wait with anticipation with all you dear ladies as to what God reveals to each of us 10 days from viewing this wonderful word from Beth. Oh, Knower of our heart, heal our hears and save them so we may delight in all that You have for us, so we will walk freely in You!

  23. 73

    Beth … so crazy about you! You have given this girl much to think on over the next 10 days+. When I think of deception, I think of my grandmother buying my sister and I Barbie dolls, or some toy at Ben Franklin store, and telling us not to let my grandfather know! Ha! There are so many forms of deception, but it surely trickles down, and it is no fun calling it a lie. Guess that is where “white lie” came from … we want to make it seem a little better … a different shade?! Next … I can’t imagine anyone or anything giving you a hard time. Ugh. Love you so.

  24. 74
    dixie says:

    Loved the whole idea behind the differences between a lie and a deception. And 10 days?? I can’t wait to see what can happen in that short period of time. I will be praying for us all! Do a work in us and surprise us with who we are becoming!

  25. 75
    Steve says:

    I guess I’m not much of a “sister”. For years I have appreciated you Beth as my wife introduced me to you awhile back. The Lord’s leading here with your blog is unmistakable. My memory verse this week is Jer. 17:14. I love it when the Lord’s providence is so clear and we get to see further living proof that he is totally up to something. With much love and respect, we refer to you around our house as “Bethie”. We’re glad you are a family member of ours! God bless you, Keith and your entire family.

  26. 76
    Denise B says:

    Timing is awesome! Yes, I have been asking this question as well. It was put on my heart a few days ago as well. I actually had the passage marked in Jeremiah 17 as well. I am still listening, still waiting for the revelation. One thing I didn’t do was mark it on my calendar. I will mark today and watch over these next few days for the response. Thanks Beth!

  27. 77
    Redeemed says:

    At 4:00 am this morning I woke up in a state of anxiety, just like I’ve been living in for some time now, and asked God the very question you phrased: “WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??”

    Oh, Beth, I just love and appreciate you like crazy. I’m so looking forward to what God is going to show me about this. THANK YOU! I hope you don’t think it’s strange, because I have never met you, but I would so give you a big hug right now! 🙂

  28. 78
    Sue in Georgia says:

    Thanks Beth! I needed this not only for myself, but for others in my life. Thank you LORD for giving your message to Beth and for her sharing your Word.

  29. 79
    Cameron says:

    Thanks Beth! I loved the video devotion. You make me laugh and bring God’s word to me in such an understandable way. I am praying and waiting for the Lord to speak to me about something. I too will be journaling and slowing down to listen for his answer. Thanks and God bless you and yours.

  30. 80
    Sharon.J. says:

    Thank you! I am asking God to show me where my heart has been deceived… repost in 10 days :o)
    Love and God’s blessings!
    Sharon J.

    Thanks Lindsee for being on the other side of that camera!

  31. 81
    StenoGal says:

    Thank you for your word! It always seem to come in due season, and I especially needed this one today. Have been dealing with an issue of the heart for a very long time now, and the word you gave today has broken a very strong bond and opened my eyes to the truth. Thank you. I know that it was sent directly from God.

  32. 82
    Cathy Grove says:

    How I love God’s perfect timing! And, thank you, Beth, for your obedience in bringing us these words. This is exactly what I needed to hear this morning.

  33. 83
    Ruth in North Idaho says:

    Thank you for the devotional this morning, Beth. What a blessing! The words “God-the Heart-knower” brought tears to my eyes. Yes, He does 🙂 Putting a 10 day advance into my journal right now. Bless you today, dear friend Beth.

  34. 84
    Amanda Cross says:

    I am asking God about some things. I am asking him about the parenting of our almost three year old and about some options in regard to our home. I’ve been reading in Genesis over the past several days. I have been reminded of some things I was taught earlier this year. Genesis 3:1-13 The serpent came to Eve saying, Did God ACTUALLY say you shall not eat of ANY tree of the garden? Eve said, we may eat of the fruit of the trees except for the one in the midst and God said we are not to eat of it OR TOUCH it. The serpent said, you will not SURELY die. God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Eve saw that the tree was good for food, delight to the eyes, to be desired to make one wise. She took the fruit and ate and gave it to her husband. Their eyes were opened and they immediately made coverings for themselves. They hid themselves when they heard God in the garden. They were afraid because they were naked. When God confronted them, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. The symptoms of making excuses, blaming, hiding, and fearfulness come when we sin and when we believe a lie. Eve believed that if she touched the fruit that she would die. You have to touch food to eat it. If God didn’t really say not to touch it and then she touched it and nothing happened, then she believed that she could go ahead and eat and nothing would happen either. Eve was believing some lies. The only power that Satan has over us is the power of the lie. Thank you Mama Beth for sharing this today.

  35. 85
    Joyce Bailey says:

    just started teaching a study on being the mother of adult children who are not spiritually engaged. God’s words thru your video here will help these moms prepare even more to intercede on behalf of their children as we, together, watch God at work in their lives. beth, you have your own column in my prayer journal and what you shared about your own struggles helps me know how to pray for you. thank you for your transparency with those of us who love you..like a sister.

  36. 86
    Mary says:

    Thank you so much for this video Beth. It couldn’t have come at a more needed time for me. I love your passion for the Lord and His Word and every time I hear you speak, I am encouraged and driven to seek God’s face more and more. Thank you.

  37. 87
    Cynda says:

    Much much love from one crazy to another!! Crazy about Jesus…crazy about you!!
    Thanks for this–Oh how I needed it today!
    Blessings to you and LPM!!

  38. 88
    Tina says:

    I have been going back and forth with am I saved or not. I haven’t had the angels singing in the background moment some have spoke of. I wish I had a spiritual birthday that you spoke of but I know in my heart and soul his spirit rests upon me. When my husband and I started going to church together 4 yrs ago I was ready to walk away from my marriage. I was going and listening but would walk out thinking Pastor was crazy I would laugh and joke about what he was saying to myself in my head:( And don’t get me started about our your married class these couples were nutz!! I don’t know when or how it happened but these amazing people from church have become my family!! It has taken years of my Lord breaking down my wall brick by brick but he has done it!! He has saved and healed my broken heart and soul! I’m on my 3rd Bible study of yours and I thank him every day for saving me, my marriage, my family and for bringing you into my life Beth Moore!! THANK YOU!!

  39. 89
    Emily McAnear says:

    God is bringing me back to some basics of faith lately and has been changing me since our meeting in Long Beach, CA! I’m so blessed by your word today and am going to document all the things He teaches me in the next 10 days! Thank you thank you thank you!

  40. 90
    Donna says:

    Lord Bless you Beth!

  41. 91
    Kim says:

    This might be tmi, but picture me attached to a breastpump at my desk on my lunch break, watching this video. Ok, don’t picture it! But I want you to know it was a direct answer to a prayer this morning asking God where He is right now! Thank you for your ministry–it means so much to me!

  42. 92
    Crystal says:

    Thank you so much for the Word today!

    A glimpse of this siesta who is listening:
    -No tattoos:-)
    -37 yrs. old
    -married to a saint who puts up with my deceitful heart
    -3 kids (8, 6, 4) with one due in 2 weeks!
    -Stay at home mamma

    Love you for serving all of us. Those new to Christ and those of us who have loved Him for a long time (14 yrs) but still want to be changed and sanctified by Him!

  43. 93
    Patti says:

    Saw this today (Oct 26). This is exactly what I have been praying about for a while now. Talk about our Lord knowing when we need encouragement over something. I am tired of being deceived and lied to by the enemy. Thank you for being faithful to get the Word to us. May I be willing to wait for my Lord to answer with Truth.

  44. 94
    In Need says:

    Oh Sweet Siesta Mama-
    You’re timing is so good. We’ve been through the ringer as a family this week. And I’m so emotionally drained. Our church is going through some tough times with our senior pastor, some big deceit that is so wounding. And I’ve been struggling to figure out what my oldest daughter is so angry about, and you’ve hit the nail on the head…she’s angry because she bought the lie, as we all did. I will be praying for God’s revealing in my life as well over these next 10 days, and asking him to show me what he finds in my heart.

    Love you!

  45. 95
    Ruth O says:

    Thank you, Beth for this vital message. I confirm what you are saying as the same thing happened to me on Wednesday. Came across “The Listener” from Jun 2009 (“I prepare you each day for the challenges at hand. Do not be concerned about tomorrow”, I will prepare you for that as well. Read my scripture and believe, Mediate and pray. Wherever you are, take time to site in my presence each day . . . I am your eternal guest, you are never alone . . . Put me in charge of the vessel of your life. I know how much you struggle, I know your pain and fear. Do not fear the unknown.. . ” It was a full page and it was an answer that came after I had a good cry and was pretty distressed. He let me know to trust and also spend time with Him, etc. plus this message was from 2009! Thank you for sharing as you let me know I am not alone. In NYC one can feel very isolated so thank you!

  46. 96
    Rhonda McClellan says:

    Oh, Beth, what a blessing you are and thank you for delivering the Word our Lord gave you to share. You are a treasure, my dear teacher and sister. Praying an abundance of Him upon you and yours.

  47. 97
    jan says:

    Wow! Just watched 8th week of Inheritance series, and how I am squandering my property, my inheritance, and then today… how I may be deceived in my innermost being… lots to pray on and think about and most importantly LISTEN for..because if I am deceived, then there is no way I can be a good steward of my inheritance… love how God weaves these lessons together for me…thanks Beth… crazy ’bout you too!

  48. 98
    GrandmamitzX2 says:

    Don’t have a way with words but please know how this touched my heart this morning. God is so good.

    I must be crazy too because I understand what you’re talking about. 🙂

  49. 99
    Barbara says:

    Yes, thank you “Miss Crazy”! I have been praying about how to Journal – and now you re-stated it. I thought it was just writing down all my negative/positive thoughts but I prefer this message to write down what I am seeking from the Lord! I am so glad that you aren’t perfect, yet!! The fact that you struggle, has helped me learn how to continue to fall on my knees before the Lord & keeps me closer to Him – because that is your example. Thank you for being so honest! I probably esteem you too much but I can hear God working in your heart thru all of your testimonies and that is what has given me the courage to ‘keep on, keepin on’! I will start a journal tonight & ask God to show me what He sees in my heart & what lies have I been believing. Much love to you and all at LPM & your family, Sweet Beth!!! Please keep sharing & never think we are tired of hearing from you!!!

    • 99.1
      Barbara says:

      Oh – I forgot that I wanted to tell you that I have to hear things over & over sometimes before it actually sinks in & I remember it. Reminders are always GREAT!

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    Kathy W says:

    Again, you seem to have either an ear to my walls, or a copy of my prayer journal lately. I’ve been struggling and depressed about an issue with my husband. I had come to the realization that I’m the one with the problem, not him, so God & I needed to work on it. Thank you for challenging me to not only ask God to search my heart but to LISTEN for his answer. I am taking this 10 day challenge, BELIEVING GOD that He will answer and I will make changes that make a huge difference in my life and my marriage.
    Love you Crazy Too!

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