A Video Devo on the Deceptive Heart

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  1. 101
    Maria Cristina Bruschi says:

    Beth, you ALWAYS bless me! thank you!

  2. 102
    joy French says:

    Thank you! You are loved and appreciated!

  3. 103
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    I am so glad you love me and prayed for me and have brought this matter of my deception to my attention. I will absolutely maintain awareness for the next 10 days and fully expect God to make revelation to me.

    I love you too!

  4. 104
    Lisa says:

    Oh Beth you always know through Him what to say to me. I am trying to figure out if I am being deceived and by whom. I’ve prayed about this and worried about it to. I believe the Lord has a place for me someone he wants me to work on and with. But I also think there is someone who might be trying to hinder my work with Him. But, I am not sure. Sleepless nights and ten months before I know it to be true or not for one and 24 months for the other. I need His help and need some peace you said give Him a time of 10 days from October 26 or November 5. Please Lord help me to hear You. Thank you so much for Beth and LPM You have created such a great Wonder in them. I love You and LPM too. In Your Name I pray Amen.

  5. 105
    Diana A. says:

    Thank you!

    I love my Heart Knower!!!

    Seeking His Face!!!

    Beth be Blessed! Praying for you!

    Crazy Love – the only Kind!

  6. 106
    tina says:

    Thank you…watched this afternoon with my afternoon tea enjoying this fall day in Texas. Praying for the next 10 days….search my heart LORD and change it! Thank you for being our crazy for this crazy girl.

  7. 107
    Lucie says:

    God put your name on my mind this afternoon and I haven’t been to your blog before. Man..talk about him orchestrating an appointed Word at the appointed time. I had exactly 1 hour by myself (which rarely happens with 4 boys and a business to run) and I’m in my home just outside of Toronto, Canada…and I really NEEDED to hear His voice today. Thank you for listening and sharing. The truth of what you spoke is exactly what I needed to hear. I needed it RESTATED!!

    From a thankful friend..(with only 1 tattoo that’s very faded!!)

  8. 108

    Beth, Your prayer to have God reveal a deceit we are believing in 10 days shows God wants to tell us something. I put it on my calendar, and noticed that the 10 days is up the day before voting day! As you said, this is no coincidence! God wants us to vote knowing the truth. I believe we are being deceived by a ruthless politician. I do pray that God will show us the deception before we vote on November 6th. Thank you Beth for bringing this message to us, and helping to open our eyes to the deception we are believing.

  9. 109
    Dea says:

    I poured my questions out on the page yesterday trying to make sense of the angst I am feeling about a new ministry direction I have been walking toward but am now second guessing. Here are the 10 questions I pulled from my “processing” that I have not answered. Your encouragement today was timely and tells me I must listen for the answers. Seems I have said, “Welcome again, Insecurity!” But God never gives up on us, does He?

    – Is {this} really what I am supposed to do?
    – I feel overwhelmed and wonder if I have made this about me? I really question, if anyone really cares? Doesn’t everyone have enough on their plates already?
    – How can I obey what I don’t understand—- what I seem to be incapable of discerning?
    – Who am I to think I can lead in such a way?
    – Why so little faith?
    – Have I made this more about me than about Jesus?
    – Is this about people or about God? Is it about meeting a need or fulfilling a calling?
    – Am willing to do that—to live in the light of God’s grace? Have I fallen into a works mentality and neediness—wanting to have my ego filled rather than being Spirit-filled and poured out?
    – Can I leave my sin and my desires at His alter, trust them to Sovereignty?
    – I want to get up and walk away. But where would I go? And would I find myself in any better place?

    10 questions until Nov. 7.

  10. 110
    Jo Ann says:

    Thank you for these video devotionals! This has been a great exercise and prayer today. I’m excited about what the Lord will answer.

  11. 111
    Dana Armstrong says:

    Dear Sister Crazy! (You know that one is going stick, right?)
    God is already speaking truth by using you via video devo this morning….I am all excited about the next 10 days…I believe. I believe He plans to show us great things, hard things, sweet things about our hearts. I needed a word from Him today….and there you were, being used by Him. Thank you for being transparent and vulnerable with us, it helps us not be intimidated by your greatness! 😉 We love you like…crazy!!! 😉

    • 111.1
      Tanya says:

      It does doesn’t it Dana. I’ve not really known a lot of anyone in misistry up close. But there is something about a little slip up like that that when taken like Beth did that inspires hope in a way that every greatness could not because–well it takes the pressure of perfect off while maintaining the idea that even in inperfection great good is done.

      I don’t know why I’ve struggled so to think that I must be perfect or not be at all. Even as I write that I guess that is a deceit. writing it brings to light that for having read so long insecurity…I am still greatly struggling with this.

      I know it can be fixed. Somtimes It feels like a wilderness and knowing how to fix it seems like finding a nugget of gold out there. But hey–Ms Beth is living proof.

      To my heart God said–first comes love. So maybe searching out the love of God and writing that book is really the key…

  12. 112
    Michelle says:

    You are loved by crazy. That was funny. And like crazy. I so relate to doing the same thing over and over and being deceived. Why just this morning I almost fell for it again until I listened to this I did me some back tracking.

    Thank you so much for this.

  13. 113
    Beverly says:

    Bravo!! What a refreshing drink to show me the depth of my thirst! I will partake and pass the glass on to others. You are so loved and you are like a fresh drink to all you serve!
    Keep searching, keep digging, keep drinking and leaving a trail!

  14. 114
    Jackie UK says:

    Hi Beth, I have watched the video three times now. This year I have studied Nehemiah in the summer and I am on week three of James, studying by myself. I am finding it very challenging but I know God is trying to work with me at a much deeper level. I feel scared to take the final steps of dependency and surrender to Him. Both He and I know some of the deceptions I collude with and I am sure He knows far more that are entrenched in my heart.

    Beth, my scare retreats when I see your face so open, longing for the Lord to search your heart even more deeply and despite all of the issues that you are experiencing as I am this year, still deep in your relationship and intimate with the Lord thirsting for change and growth.
    I want to be like that. Thank you for praying over me. I have prayed your prayer and I have asked the Lord to search my heart and tell me what he sees and help me get on track to follow His ways.

    I have memorised Psalm 25 and repeat it every morning. I also memorised psalm 119 129-135. I need to be a doer of the word and not a forgetful listener now. I wait for the outcome of the next ten days and I do want to be changed and I want this to be so evident that others notice.

    I have deceived myself for too long. I am sorry if this is rambling and long but I feel shaken to my core at the moment.

    Beth you are so important to me and have been the key person bringing me closer to the Lord. Thank you.

    • 114.1
      Beth says:

      I am so proud of your memory work, Jackie! Way to go! I say Psalm 25 so often and reviewed many of my verses this very morning. I want God’s Word to be alive and active in my bones and I know you do, too. Honored to serve you, Sister. Christ is life.

  15. 115
    Beverly says:

    God’s timing is indeed perfect. For several weeks, I have been caught up in the details of preparing for a ministry event. Somewhere along the way I have let the logistics become more important than serving inside His will. Lord, I am sorry if I have made it about what I need to get done. It is all about serving You and your people. Search my heart and show me the lies. I want to listen to what you find. And, most of all, I want to know Your truth in my heart of hearts. Fill me to overflowing with Your love. I can’t wait for the next 10 days!

  16. 116
    Christina says:

    Thank you, Beth, for your energy & passion & crazy love;) your messages are always timely. Your prayers & love are greatly appreciated.

    • 116.1
      Christina says:

      Chrystal, good idea on the glimpse of the sister~ 41 year young 🙂 Fostermom to 3 & one foster who recently graduated & is in UW Whitewater
      Most of the children/teens live here an average of 2 to 6 years, as we are long term care. My hubby & I are celebrating 20 years. We live in the country & the boys have room to run & pets from cats, dogs, horses, bunnies & chickens/ducks. I am going to school for photography, but God, hubby, horses & fostering are where my heart is- though am going through school to grow the talent in photography. We are trying to work Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, though that emergency fund keeps getting a workout. Seems hard to know my heart, it gets so much demanded of it. Suffering at times w effects of hashimotos thyroiditis, and it gets hard to manage life, when the physical drags us down. Sometimes the fostering is a heavy aspect in our lives, and if you could pray for us to have the energy to do it right- we want to be pleasing to the Lord.

  17. 117
    Elisabeth says:

    THANK you, Siesta Mama. Needed this today.
    Ten days. Here we go……..! So excited.

  18. 118
    Jenny says:

    This was exactly the word that I needed to hear today. The Lord was beginning to reveal it to me but you put into words what was wrong! How can I so easily forget that my heart is wicked and my emotions can run CRAZY in the wrong direction? I am seeking the Lord tonight, praying for a newly sancitfied heart! Thank you sweet, crazy, Siesta Mama! Love to you!

  19. 119
    lynda rickey says:

    My sweet Siesta Mama, I love you so stinking much there aren’t words for it. I don’t know why Jesus loves me so much cuz I don’t deserve this kind of personal attention but He just keeps loving on me through you and your timely Bible studies. Honestly it is like you’ve been wandering around in my heart. I fully intend to pray and journal for the next ten days. I can’t wait for Jesus to show up again. He is so faithful and full of mercy. I am the most blessed woman on the planet. I plan on writing you a letter to let you know how the Lord has used you in my life these past few months my friend but I’m waiting for the end of this story line that God is authoring. In the meantime, I will
    close as I opened. I love you like CRAZY! Lynda

  20. 120
    Carolyn says:

    Wow, I was so excited when I clicked on the blog and saw a vimeo clip. And this was just what I needed. I want you to know I am marking my journal for 10 days out and asking the Lord to unearth any deceit in my heart and to show me any lies I am believing. I don’t want to waste any more time or energy on lies and deception. I love you like crazy Siesta Beth.

  21. 121
    andrea t. says:

    Thank You, Beth!
    May God be PRAISED.

  22. 122
    Diane K says:

    This was a very important message for me right now, too and one I will pray about. Thank you for your devotion to us here on the blog! Blessings to you, dear Beth and all of those that work with you. Thank you, Diane

  23. 123

    Girl. I love this! My friend and I say we love to get “Beth-Slapped” have a “Beth” moment! I barely let you finish prayin’ and I was hittin’ share! 🙂 ps. I have over 30 tattoos…have removed all the piercings and I am completely sold out to our Lord Jesus Christ! Praise God for a Blessing like YOU

  24. 124
    rachel h says:

    I was overwhelmed (with a visceral reaction) today by these scriptures and this message. I know God was speaking straight to me, and I thank Him for the undeserved privilege of hearing. Thank you for posting this.

  25. 125
    Jeanie says:

    Thank you Beth. I needed to hear this and I am asking God to give me an opportunity to share it with someone else. I do want Truth to be characteristic of my heart. Thank you for your faithfulness to God and His Word. YOU ARE A BLESSING!!!!

  26. 126
    Kathie Mullins says:

    You talk frequently about sitting down and having coffee with us if you could. I turned on your video right here (full screen) and got my coffee cup. I think we had a moment, you did most of the talking but I got a few things in there too. I just love the deepness you feel. I always say I feel too deep that it hurts. I want to use my deepness like you are, to get closer and more in touch with God.
    I am doing your James study and I am on pg 133. Asking with wrong motives. I always knew my motives were in the blur, but Beth, I never knew I could ask God to clear them. With much tears right now, I thank you for making God’s word more understandable and inviting.
    I felt like you just looked me in the eyes and blessed me with you words.
    I love you Beth.

  27. 127
    Barbara says:

    Love you back, Beth! Thanks for stretching me in my walk. I’m on board with asking the Lord where my heart is deceiving me. It would be great if we all knew in the next ten days. Thanks for asking for that for us all! I love how it felt like we were sitting across the table from one another – especially when you leaned you head on your hand and just spoke from your heart. And thank you for being so real at the end to mention your common struggles we all have.

  28. 128
    Anne says:

    What a word! That was for me Ms. Beth! Thank you for your obedience to Him! You keep me accountable! I can hardly wait to see what he will reveal by November 5th! Love you and praying for you daily!

  29. 129
    shannon conner says:

    needed that 🙂

  30. 130
    Sandy says:

    Hi Beth,

    Looks, like you have got yourself a new “love name.” ;o) I have adored you from afar. Having done 4 of your studies and gone to 2 conferences (Long Beach! woo-hoo!) I cannot get over the amazing gift the Lord has given you with “rightly dividing the word of truth.” I would love to just sit and chat with you awhile, but I am grateful to have you “chat” with me at least. This video is very timely and I am glad you chose to share it with us!

    Thank you sister for just being you! Your love for the Lord, His word and His people is evident in all you do. I pray the Lord continues to bless you now and always1

    With Love,

    p.s. My birthday is Oct 14th too! ♥ LOL!

  31. 131
    Maria says:

    LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!! ..crazy in love with our Jesus!1 Amen..

  32. 132
    Denise says:

    This was such a good word.. expending emotional energy on lies. Thank you… I’m in.. Lord examine my heart and reveal to me how it is deceiving me. Thanks Beth. May God continue to change you ……and me and those I love and those you love as well.

  33. 133
    Tammy Fisher says:

    I love you, Miss Beth. You remind me of my Jesus. Please keep teaching me His ways.

  34. 134
    Sue says:

    Thank you Beth, just what I needed to hear at this time in my life!

  35. 135
    Carol from Coopersburg says:

    Thanks Beth. OXO

  36. 136
    Deb says:

    Wow. Thank you so much. I needed that! I literally, before watching this video, had been in prayer and the thing that kept come up over and over is, “I want to know your truth. Show me your truth.” In order to do that, I need to also have revealed where my heart is deceived. I am praying God shows me those places in the next 10 days. Thank you!!

  37. 137
    Melissa Ford says:

    Great way to start my Saturday but a scary way too…I have my 10 days marked and I pray I am truly ready to hear from my Lord.

  38. 138
    Jennifer T says:

    Crazy! 🙂
    His timing rocks. His Word is Truth. My heart and hands are open expectantly these 10 days. THANKS for the post!

  39. 139
    Karen says:

    Beth, my friend sent me your video blog. The Lord knew I needed to hear it.
    My heart has been deceitful. I have always been very active in my church and because of medical reasons I can’t do what I use to do. I felt much of my fruitfulness was gone. I wasted to much emotional energy driven by deceit. My prayer is now, Lord make me fruitful “how I am now”. Keep me fruit bearing all my life.
    Beth, thank you loving and listening to God.

  40. 140
    Steph says:

    Well, as many Siestas have already testified, this word from the Lord was PERFECTLY timed. The last thing I had written in my journal (two days ago) was, “Lord, please encourage me in my emotions, in my outlook, in my thinking.” Then I pulled up your blog and there you were, Beth! With a message that seemed handpicked for all of us! Thank you so much for ministering to us in the midst of your own struggles … the message is even more powerful when we know it comes from a fellow sojourner. 🙂 On top of all that, a dear 20-something whom God has brought into my life was just texting me asking for HELP with how to stem the tide of her emotions when she knows with her head that her feelings are deceiving her! I couldn’t send her the link to this video devo fast enough. Thank you again, Beth, for your service to us. Thank You, Lord God, for Your infinite love and kindness.

  41. 141
    Martha says:

    How I thank God for His calling you to women’s ministry. What a gift He has given you to minister, encourage and love on us. I ask Him to continue to make you “fruitful.” Thank you for this word…I can’t even count the times I have said to myself..”Why do I keep doing the things I do…the same stupid mistakes.. over and over.” I will be asking God to reveal my deceitful heart to me and speak to me these next 10 days!
    You are so very loved,

  42. 142
    Pam Nelson says:

    Oh my how I enjoyed this word. I was both convicted and challenged by it. It was such a nice surprise to be able to hear you and your passion on video! Thank you again for your faithfulness. I am also looking forward to hearing about the “new” things the Lord is working in you.

  43. 143
    Dee says:

    This is so timely! No coincidence! I have had a desire deep in my heart for a long time now; one that most I know would shake their head over. I have prayed about it’s genuineness for a very long time; is my desire the same as His? I’m praying again for God to reinstate the truth. This morning’s underlying theme in Oswald Chambers’, My Utmost for His Highest; “The challenge comes from the perspective of our personal relationship with Jesus.’Do you believe that I (Jesus) can do this?'” Once again, the challenge of faith and believing God. …And this was only day one of the ten!

  44. 144
    Adrienne says:

    It makes all the difference knowing that Crazy loves me.

  45. 145
    Tanya says:

    Beth…taking the 10day challenge. Thanks! Just read your breaking free and its tough when you know there are lies or more aptly deceptions but you remain unable to name them to be free of them.

    Desperately wish I am able to meet u someday.

  46. 146
    Joni Leahy says:

    Hi Beth,

    Like most of the comments, this post was so timely for me. I have had over a year of dealing with a painful situation in my family and so need for God to reveal the truth of my heart so it can become more like His.

    Thank you for your realness, craziness, and willingness…(enough nesses 🙂 to share your life with us…we (on this blog)are incredibly blessed!

    Ruined for Him,

  47. 147
    Nan C says:

    What deception of my heart have I been believing?

    I have been believing the deception that I don’t need to rely on the power and the strength of the Holy Spirit. I have believed that I am self-sufficient and emotionally strong in and of myself.

  48. 148
    Marilyn says:

    Thank you for the Word! and the words! Came at just the exact moment when I needed them.

  49. 149
    Kathleen says:

    Dearest Beth,

    This word is timely and I have word of encouragement back at ya. I would love to hear you teach further on this topic. I will be vulnerable and try to be brief, but there is much I think others can relate to. This teaching piggy backs on your teaching from Long Beach which I attended. Thank you.

    I do have a “spiritual birth date,” June of 1981, I was 17 yr old, even though I felt his pursuit since I can remember. I started in ministry at 18 and have been involved ever since in one way or another, children, teens, women, now young married couples with my hubby, and I am in process of certification in biblical counseling. So 31 years in ministry and Satan has attempted to take me out the entire time with this lie.

    “You can’t even get your closest family relationships in order, how could you possibly be used by God to minister in the lives of others?” and “You are not loved.”

    When I started my biblical counseling classes, reading, teaching, meeting with a mentor in this area, the teaching that corrected my thinking, and is correcting the lie, the most was Jeremiah 17. I recommend to you the book “How People Change” by Tim Lane and Paul David Tripp. In Chapter 6, they speak to the “big picture” and use the picture of Jeremiah 17 as an aerial view of what goes on in the heart. Too much to write here, but oh Beth it would be a great asset for your teaching.

    Though I have studied this and been immersed in His Word for the past three years, the lie is deep and God is relentless about yanking it out. He has shown me time and again that the “idea of being loved by family” is an idol of my heart, that we all have idols and he will “not share his love with another.” Thank you Lord, though this is so painful you love us enough to infuse your truth. I have a wonderful family in Christ.

    Here’s where I thank you. This past month God has finally brought to the light lots of our deep seeded extended family junk. He has exposed sin in all manner of way, and been very purposeful about showing me where I have sinned and need to repent and where I need to forgive those who have sinned against me. You named it when you said that living in a season of defeat is exhausting, that so much wasted energy is spent on mulling over the lies. I am tired, and there are days I think I just want to throw in the towel on ministry. I needed to hear the message you delivered and that I am not the only one getting hammered by deceit. However, our God is greater, I love Him so much. He is faithful to bring the truth in amazing and unexpected ways, in fact I had my version of your fax this week. Your devotional was SPOT ON in God saying to me keep going child. So here is my encouragement to you dear sister, Beth…

    “Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers (and sisters) throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast!”

    Thank you for your steadfast partnership in the gospel over these years, and thank you for taking time for a siesta pic in LB when you were running late!

    Love you,


  50. 150
    Diane says:

    Oh I so love this venue, I feel like I’m sitting across my kitchen table with you and you’re sharing with me this truth about this amazing heart the Lord has given me, how deceitful it can be and to examine myself…exactly what I need! Thank you, Beth for always giving us apart of yourself whenever you teach us.  You truly have HIS heart!! ❤

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