A Video Devo on the Deceptive Heart

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  1. 151
    JoAnne Timothy says:

    This devotion was just on time in my life and pulls me back to where it all began so long ago – my trust and belief in God. I have gotten discouraged and overcome with hurt in my heart in a situation and although God has delivered me from the situation – my heart is needing a healing and many, many years ago these very verses spoke to my heart in such a HUGE way and now God uses again these same verses and your teaching to help me see He is so loving and pulls me back to that core of belief that helped me overcome so long ago…sweet, sweet thoughts today and healing in the Lord! Thank you for sharing with someone injured in this life…joanne

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    Laura Humphreys says:

    I can hardly type for the tears in my eyes and anxiousness to pull out my journal and Bible. But I did want to say thank you for speaking to me. I am just seeing this on Sunday the 28th, but I think you spoke it just for me! I have been trying to sort through so many deceptions and lies in the last few weeks, many based on my own insecurities and desire to please people. But I’ve been overwhelmed and unsure how to begin. Your devotion has given me a kick start to get serious in prayer and a place to start in asking God to reveal to me the deception. Oh I do so pray He’ll do it in the next 10 days too! πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  3. 153
    Amanda Cross says:

    Listened to a sermon this Sunday morning that asked the question: Are you willing for God to detour you? The text was from Acts 8. The things I’m asking God are about our home and parenting. I am amazed already about the ways the Lord is speaking to me.

  4. 154
    Ashlee says:

    This is the first video I have ever watched on your blog, and I must say, the message could not have been more timely or personal. Thank you for sharing and for your your words of encouragement.

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    Paula Newberg says:

    Thank you so much for this! My bible study group just finished the 2nd week of the James study and this timing is perfect. For my own study too, that God would have you use Jeremiah for this video makes me laugh out loud! I was just asking God, “What in the book of Jeremiah do you have for my life, what am I supposed to be learning?” He is so amazing! I am so blessed by God through you and your love for Him. Thank you so much!!

  6. 156
    Terri says:

    Thank you, Beth, for this timely word. God had me click on your blog today and I needed this word of encouragement. I am praying with you that God would reveal to me truth these next 10 days. We have recently moved. My husband has changed professions and I am no longer a homeschooling mom (just graduated my last after an 18 year journey). I am at a new phase of life and frankly feel rather lost. I am praying God would reveal any lies I am believing and give me a fresh vision for where I am to invest this next half of my life. We are also looking for a new church home and that is hard. Thank you for doing a video. I needed that eye to eye contact with someone today. Thank you so much!

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      sherry says:

      Wow….I too am in a new phase of life with a move and the empty nest! Also homeschooled my children, last one is in college now. I feel completely lost! Struggling with so many things that I thought were way behind me. Looking for God to do a new thing in me….no “desperate” for God to do a new thing in me. Maybe the next 10 days will be the start!

  7. 157

    Dear Beth, thank you. I am going to begin memorizing Jeremiah 17:5-10. I am also on day 3 of the 10 day deceptive heart project.

  8. 158
    Pam Newman says:

    Beth, as always dear sister you hit the nail on the head. My heart continues to deceive me, I have been so disappointed the last couple of months. I know that God always brings things to the light, and your words provides me hope that he will shine on me. In the next 10 days I’m looking forward to the glow

  9. 159
    Tammy says:

    Oh Mama Beth, I love you with all my heart. I have been in a muddle lately and my sweet gal pals and I are finishing up the Patriarchs this week. So I have been rather out of sorts as where God was going to lead since my group and I will wait until after holidays to start again. I need to be in the word and asked God how do I do this with no plan…I am a planner…so that is my first question and I am praying the next ten days for Him to show me my heart up close and personal. Thank you for loving us.

  10. 160
    Tim Sweet says:

    Hey Beth;
    Love your video & other teaching mat’l, but please address us guys as well!I beleive that there are many men that watch/listen to your words of wisdom/teaching from God’s heart! I know that this is trivial, but say “hi” top us guys just once in a while. Keep on teaching the truth, my sister!

    Your brother, Tim Sweet (& my wife Laurie)

  11. 161
    Lauren says:

    My goodness, I needed to hear every bit of this. Life does hurt sometimes, and, boy, has it been hurting lately. God knows it hurts, and He knows every one of our hurts. God doesn’t leave us.

    Thank you, Mrs. Beth, for sharing what you’ve been learning. I’m a little scared about what I’m going to learn in the next ten days, but I’m hopeful, too.

  12. 162
    Pam says:

    Moma–what a timely message–thank you for your obedience. I am taking the “10 day challenge.” Your message came at a perfect time in my life as I too am struggling. You are such an encourager and I appreciate your honestly and for being so transparent here. We need to know were not alone! I will listen over the next 10 days for the Lord to reveal to me–how am I being deceived?
    Thank you for the much needed encouragement!

  13. 163
    Rebecca says:

    Beth: Thank you for this word–you have no idea how much I needed to hear this today! And thank you, Lord, for speaking directly to me today through this video.

  14. 164
    Lauralee Courtney says:

    Thank you Beth for this devotional. I have been so busy at work and have pulled away from my siestas. I miss them and you. Thank you for loving us and giving to us. I look forward to the next 10 days and see how God reveals Himself to me and my heart. You are so loved.

  15. 165
    Paula says:

    Well, first of all, my dear sister, thank you for suggesting the 10 day focused prayer. This is a discipline I needed in my prayer life. Second, I feel kind of like, duh, why didn’t I ever think to ask God to show me where my heart is deceiving me. This is only day 3 and I’m keeping a list!!! (I was thinking He might reveal to me, maybe, one area after I had prayed on it for 10 days.) On day 1 I went to a family wedding. Is God’s timing perfect or what?! So now I’m realizing that my heart deceives me in so many ways,
    That’s only a partial list. Those are all good things but my heart can twist them or view them through a veil or place an obstruction right in front of them.
    I will continue through the 10 day assignment but then I think the next 10 days will be, “Now, please heal my heart.”

  16. 166
    msassy1 says:

    Ms Beth,

    Thank you so much for posting this and I’m so glad you chose a video format! This word is right on time for me. I went thru something many years ago that was absolutely devastating. The enemy fought hard for my life, but God’s hand was upon me. God fought back and said “NO”!! (To be completely honest, God has fought hard for me all my life.) Since that time, God has mercifully done such a work of healing and deliverance in me. (It started when I did “Breaking Free” and was set free for the first time in my life, back in Sept., 2004.) But I’m at a place that somehow, I just feel wore out. I feel like I can’t go any farther. When you were praying, and you asked the Lord to show us, “Where am I wasting a ton of emotional energy on something driven by deceit?” That was for me. Oh! That was SOOOO for me. I want to know!! I want to know where my heart is deceiving me. I want to know the truth that will set me FREE!!! I’m going to seek God hard for the next 10 days. I thank God for this post. God bless you richly Ms Beth!

  17. 167
    Pam Houston says:

    Crazy love…WOW! Talk about a timely and powerful word. Yes to the “Heartknower LORD!” Teach me wisdom LORD in my secret heart! Thank you Beth again and again, I’m Living Proof old dogs can learn new tricks! Lately my impetuousness and audacity has gotten me into trouble. I’ve wondered is it Adult ADD? I even had a sister in Christ ask me if I was taking medication for it? (NO!) I can and do consistently “open mouth and insert foot…” I’m believing God for the truth that is setting free so my sanctified and satisfied heart can be used in fruitfulness for His Kingdom and His glory! I’m on to the 10 days of journaling, to lean my ear in and to hear the exposure of truth that He delights in revealing and healing – my Heart-Knower!
    AMEN and AMEN!

  18. 168
    Jill says:

    God’s timing is perfect as always. I did not read this until this morning, but God started speaking to me last week about an area of my heart that is less than stellar. On one hand I have a clear direction of meaning and purpose in my life, and on the other something that could derail me. God has pointed out that rationalization and denial of this area is going to take me away from the path I need to be on.

    Thank you for being a fellow sojourner in this thing called life. From one crazy to another- I sure love you.

  19. 169
    Margaret says:

    thanks for this small treasure today!

  20. 170
    patti says:

    Thank you so much Beth for all your words. I look forward to this time with you and learning what you share from your heart. Oh that is a funny statement..but true.
    Yes I love your heart.
    Blessings sweet lady!

  21. 171
    Tami says:

    Thank you…a word fittly spoken in a much needed season.

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    georgia gibbons says:

    loved seeing and hearing your message face to face. looking forward to hearing from my Great Heart Knower. πŸ™‚ I am so happy and blessed that HE delights to teach me in the secret inner places of my heart and being. Like many of you, HE has been working on me for a very long time. Love and prayers to all of you.

  23. 173
    Fran says:

    Oh what a timely word Ms Beth!! Thank you sister for teaching me truth and loving us all so well!

    You are dearly loved…

  24. 174
    Kathy Scott says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart, I see that you have travailed much to bring this word forth. It is exactly what I needed to hear, am expending so much emotion daily and not sure where it is all originating from, but the fact that there could be deceit of heart involved most definitely resinates with me. I will be keeping that 10 day journal and straining to hear the answer from God-His truth revealed in my inner most being. Love you so much for your “Pour” spirit! Thank you dear sister.

  25. 175
    Darcy says:

    Thank you, Beth, for this video…such a poignant reminder, especially for those of us in leadership (aren’t we all in leadership!?!?)that my deceitful heart can allow pretty much anything in my life. And Lindsey’s reflection of Christy Nockel’s Bloom Where You’re Planted statement… “Be faithful in the little things. Be faithful in general. Stay committed.” That video, coupled with these thoughts were words God is whispering over my heart of late, and you were flesh and blood that He graciously allowed to speak those same words so that I, in my own frail, doubting flesh and blood, could be sure I was hearing…thank you for your ministry. Tearfully, (good tears!) Darcy

  26. 176
    Beth says:

    Beth ~
    I loved your story at the beginning of the video! He is so sweet and creative! I would love to do a commercial for Him πŸ™‚ I believe He just flew me down with concerns for my son’s transplant (concerns of rejection) to give me a book from a friend that had the questions I have been asking of late. No sooner did we arrive in California to the hospital and my son’s liver levels, that were of concern, dropped in half and they sent us home. There I was on the plane consuming this book and worshiping His name. He.is.so.good!
    Thank you for the passage you shared. It confirms my other current question to Him…just doesn’t answer it but I have felt convicted of the very same thing….to continue the posture of listening because He who posed the question to my little brain is wanting to supply the answer for freedoms sake. I hope it’s soon…10 days would be great. Too much emotional anxiety. He always seems to sort it out from a totally different direction than I was thinking!
    Love to you other Beth πŸ™‚

  27. 177
    Mary says:

    Love you, too, Beth….I thank our sweet Heavenly Father for what He is doing through you! May He continue to be magnified and glorified in our trials, as He perfects us through them. Praise Him!

  28. 178
    Kimberly Kyllo says:

    Thank you for the fleece! πŸ™‚ I love you madly~

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    Joybird says:

    I haven’t prayed over this yet, but I will as soon as I finish this comment and my dinner. I know Siesta Mama that this was for me tonight. I’ve been having an ugly cry (and the accompanying headache) all evening over some longstanding and discouraging circumstances that I hear God saying He will change soon, but I don’t see any movement yet. But I am convinced that this is for me because you bookended your chat with Jer 17:7 & Jer 17:14, 2 verses God lifted out of my devotions a few weeks ago and I’ve written them in my SSMT index cards and been reading and meditating on them ever since. So when you began AND ended with those words I knew our Father wants my attention. How’s that for not a coincidence? Thank you, Beth, for including those verses because you love them, even though they weren’t your focus. God wanted me to hear them so my ears would be pressed into what you’re saying.

  30. 180
    victoria says:

    Wow hearing this I stop and think about how far God has brought me in the last six years….the pain of trying to get sober and heal from the childhood abuse… but most of all taking me from a lost little girl who really believed she did not deserve to be loved or was capable of loving…to where I am today open and vulnerable, yes I get hurt but I feel… I FEEL! I am no longer hard and shut down…recently God has been dealing with me about some of the hate I pour onto myself about not being a good mom all those years I was addicted…also that I struggle with submission to authority due to my past issues with abuse. So I am in the word seeking and discovering what, who and how God wants me to be and handle this area.

  31. 181
    Chenai says:

    Loved this! You should do more video! I then spent the rest of the afternoon watching videos you’ve put up since forever….

    I also want to say that I watched the video yesterday and your prayer for me that I might begin to see which of my emotions that are based on lies has literally begun to run rampant in my life… After 10 days Im sure Ill have a book to show for it. Thank you!

  32. 182
    Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for being a willing tool in God’s hands. He has used you to bless & encourage me. I look forward to the next 10 days.
    I have been a siesta for years but have never spoken up before. Those who know me in “real life” would be shocked that I have kept my mouth shut here. I have enjoyed soaking up wisdom & haven’t felt compelled to share. Until today.
    I am 33 years old. Underneath my Clairol Cinnaberry tones God has given me a starting palette of black and silver. My eyes are hazel. I have one tattoo on my lower back that I gifted to myself at 18 years of age. I then gifted myself with laser treatments (expensive, painful) at 30 years of age to get rid of it. It’s only half gone as we stopped treatments to spend money on an adoption. I wear square pink sapphire studs in my ears. I haven’t taken them out since my in-laws gave them to me five years ago. My baby likes to alternate between twirling them or running his fingers through my stacked bob when I hold him. Yesterday I was wearing jeans, pink t-shirt & orange zippered hoodie when I watched the devo. Right now I’m in silver pajama pants and a black nursing tanktop. I just extracted myself from my clever four year old. I told him he could have one story from the Bible before quiet time. He asked to hear about Jesus dying on the cross knowing full well his Mommy would not stop there.
    I love my men. I love Jesus. I love you. (plus a slew of others, but this post is long enough)

  33. 183
    Jenn says:

    I wanted to let you know that I am in awe of how the Lord used you to speak directly to me with this video. I am reading in Jeremiah and processing a lot of the same thoughts that you talked about. But He used you to tell me some things, encourage me, and to pray for me. You mentioned in the video that we would not dishonor Him by calling these things a coincidence. I would like to encourage YOU and tell you that your point was not lost on me and you are bearing great fruit in my life. I love you!

  34. 184
    Cathy says:

    I so much desire to know God more intimately. I want that more than anything.I know I have trouble listening but I am trying. I pray that within 10 days from now, He does reveal to me any ways that my heart is deceptive and I pray that I am still enough to hear Him.
    By the way, your closing prayer made me smile. Just to reveal something about me..I have tattoos. : ) The last one I received is a half sleeve on my left arm. It’s in honor of my mom (passed away Feb. 2012),Sister in law (passed away Jan. 2012) and my grandmother (passed away in 1982) all from cancer. This year has been a tough year but I am leaning on God.
    At the present time, my ladies class is doing your study on James. I am absolutely loving all of it! Keep on doing these studies. They are such a blessing to me and many of my sisters in Christ.
    Love and a BIG HUG!

  35. 185
    Denise says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart and these truths from God. How is my heart deceiving me? I’m not sure yet, or maybe I don’t want to know. I will be praying and listening because I don’t believe in coincidences either.

  36. 186
    Christina says:

    Hey Beth,
    Just wanted to say thank you for your sweet video. I just love you! I’m new to the blog so this is the first video I have seen like this and I feel so blessed. I was just thinking the other day as I was finishing up the James study, that I wish I could just sit down and talk to you and I felt like we were able to do that tonight through this video. Though I couldn’t say anything, you just seemed to address some things that have been on my heart. God is so good to bring us together like this. Thank you for sharing. Love love love you. πŸ™‚

  37. 187
    Lindsey says:

    The “loved by crazy!” line at the end really cracked me up! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this devotional, Beth — it helps me so much to be reminded that God “desires truth in the inmost being.” I’m actually meeting with a Christian counselor for the first time tomorrow, and my nerves and shame and deceptive heart can pull me toward thinking God’s will is that I ignore the deeper issues and past hurts and just cover it all with a positive attitude, but I know that God wants to go there with me and bring truth and healing.
    “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.” Amen to that!

  38. 188
    Peggy Mullens says:

    Oh Beth!!
    I am just watching this today…God knew I needed this for right now in this very season I am in. Your words pierced me to the marrow of every bone in my body. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you. I love the idea of noting the date in my journal when I sense God gently leading me in a new direction. Thank you for the 10 day idea – love it!! I can hardly wait to watch Him M.O.V.E. my mountain!!

    Trusting and following,

  39. 189
    Crissy Wright says:

    My family and I moved to Cambodia four months ago to serve God. I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster of highs of seeing people hear about Jesus for the first time to lows of missing my family so much it is a physical ache. (We are a dysfunctional but loving group!) I needed this word and I will start my 10 days today. Seeking Him first and foremost is what brought us here. I’m excited to see what other changes He will wrought in my heart. Thank you for the video. It was extra special to hear from you on this side of the pond. πŸ™‚

  40. 190
    Mandy R says:

    Dear Beth
    Thank you so much for this message – it really hit home. I had a hard day today in what has felt like a hard year but our Lord is so faithful. When all I could muster was a “please help me, Jesus” – He did. He is amazing. I just don’t want any hard times i go through to be my own fault because my heart is lying to me, so I will be asking the Lord to keep my ears open to hear His answer. Thank you for your prayer at the end. It’s what brought me out of just lurking on your blog to finally give you a long overdue “thank you”. You are much loved and appreciated and I am praying for you too.

  41. 191
    Kristen says:


    I am in awe of how much the Lord has used this devotion today, almost a week after you put it on the blog, as well as all of the other siestas’ comments. It helps so much to know that we are not alone in our struggle. The Lord knows this. I trust Him completely. I am reading the One Year Bible with our church and we just finished Jeremiah yesterday. Those exact verses ministered to me so much on the day I read them and again today. You know how it is to get hurt in ministry, but I also know that my God, the Heart-Knower!, is so faithful to heal, restore, lift up, encourage, and speak to me so personally at the exact time I need it. He is amazing! As you said, may we never cease to be astonished by Him and His tender care toward us.
    Love you so much!!!

  42. 192
    Angie Call says:

    Thank you so much mama beth for this amazing word! I really needed to hear it, because I am having issues with finishing school and getting my bachelor’s. I just love the way you teach, and how real you are. Most teachers, pastor’s, etc. live double lives, but think that they have it all together. I just hope and pray that i can get a better job so I may give into your ministry. You are such a blessing and one of the small handful of people who have made me the young woman I am today. God Bless you!

  43. 193
    Cathy says:

    I can only say, Thank you!
    10 days and counting!

  44. 194
    Tammy Bellinger says:

    I started to watch this the other day, and didn’t. Today, I have really been struggling and looking for some encouragement came back to it again. Today I needed it. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

  45. 195
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Beth, not only did God just use Lindsee’s post to repeat something to me, but He just used your video too. I watched a Kay Arthur video recently, and she quoted Jeremiah 17:7-8. She was exhorting us to run to God first, not people, and to place our full trust in God. Not just running to Him first and receiving a word from Him, but then to also obey what He tells us to do. Those verses stuck with me. I must still need to hear them again. I love you Siesta Mama Beth. The Lord loves you so much, I know you know that:) I’m thanking the Lord for using you again this morning to encourage me.

  46. 196
    Teresa says:

    THANK YOU!!! I know that this wasnt what the heart of your message was about, but when you said that you could not remember the date that you were saved I felt so releived. I have only been on my walk with God for a few years, and I have never been able to produce a date that I was saved, I just don’t remember it being an exact moment when I could say ‘that’s when I knew’. At first this made me doubt my salvation, ‘was it real if I couldn’t remember a date like everyone else?’. It is so encouraging to hear someone else say that….and even better that it is Beth Moore!!!

  47. 197
    Paula says:

    Agreeing with you in prayer, Miss Beth.

    O how I thank you for serving the Lord!

    Praying in the beautiful hills of WV!

  48. 198
    Megan says:

    Does anyone know what version of the bible she was reading from?

  49. 199
    Indira says:

    this message came just around two days after my spiritual birthday and I so glad I listen to it. Thank you Beth like you I like the changes in me and many are noticing those changes. Blessings!!!

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    moongirl says:

    Dearest Beth. Thank you. You made this so intimate. I felt like I was sitting across the table directly from you and you were speaking right to me. (I happened to be drinking coffee at the time, which made it even better.) Thank you for this intimate message. I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat most of the time, and I don’t fully know why! But some big things are happening in my life right now, and this felt like a big hug. Some wonderful words, yes! Absolutely! And 2 key questions I’m asking God about my heart right now. But words from a dear friend. Beth, can I take a moment to tell you something? God had me “accidentally” join seminary last winter!! This story is just so crazy how it “happened”. I turned 30 this summer, and I never expected, with 2 preschool boys, to be back in school. And I didn’t realize I was even signing up for it. But, I keep thinking that YOU gave me my undergraduate Bible degree (Other degree is BA in Graphic Design/art). It was no mistake that in the first 6 years of our marriage, I did every single Bible study of yours, and listened to every or nearly every Sunday School/Bible study lesson of yours that used to be on One Place. God is calling me to be a Bible teacher, I believer, to women, and you have been teaching me all about God and His Word, and all about teaching too. And I didn’t even realize that I was getting that “degree” under you until about 9 months ago. It just suddenly clicked. Wow! God had me do all that (learning from youβ€”as well as leading your studies) in that relatively short amount of time… for this calling on my life! It is a deep desire and passion in my heart (teaching women), that I believe is a pure desireβ€”as you mentioned in the video. The Lord knows I’ve double-checked with Him on this a zillion times! And he continues to reaffirm through others, in His glorious Word, and through His Spirit, over and again this is what He’s doing in me and preparing me for in this season… And now I can’t “download” this further education into my brain fast enough! This is an INTENSE season being in the midst of having tots at home plus all this homework and study… but God keeps doing it through me (Eph 3:20-21)… Anyways… back to this post. Thank you. Thank you for always being “real”, humble, for teaching, and mostly for making every moment of your life count toward bringing our King GLORY!!! You are dearly dearly loved Sweet Beth! I look so forward to meeting you someday, even if it isn’t until we are in our heavenly home! I hope your time in Greece is so profitable, wondrous in the secret things of God and His Word, and wonderful! The same for Melissa and Amanda.

    p.s. Thanks for being a “mom” to me. You truly are. It often occurs to me that I wish I could call you and ask you a spiritual/life question. But I am so thankful you’ve opened yourself up to be “available” to all of us to learn from, and for truly loving us who you don’t know. God is incredible how he can work this kinship between us. I love you so dear Beth!

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