Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Lie

"Satan's ultimate lie is that you are capable of being the god of your own life, and his ultimate bondage is getting you to live as though his lie is truth."

Neil Anderson, The Bondage Breaker
(found in Beth Moore's book - Praying God's Word)

14 comments:

Darlene R. said...

I am reading that book right now and I just read that exact thing yesterday. How true it is. And he so slick about it too.
I'm glad God is on my side in this life.

Janelle said...

The scary part is that we actually know the truth and still we believe the lie.

Carissa said...

lies are tricky little suckers. i continue to live in some lie struggles. satan, i'm sure, delights in that. but may the truth continue to set us free. and may it be sooner rather than later!

Leah in Iowa said...

That is such a true statement! It's both scary and sad to admit how often I act like "it's all up to me". =(

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

A powerful word today, friend! Thanks for sharing that. I, for one, needed to read it.

Renee said...

How powerful. And so true. It seems like this lie is more prevalent in today's world, but I imagine that it has been believed all along?

How easy it is to let ourselves take over, and to just not give as much control to God. The lie just kind of creeps in there, doesn't it?

What a great reminder this morning. Thank you for sharing! I always do a little dance when I see you have a new post, because I'm so excited to read it! :)

shelley said...

Oooo, that's a really good quote. I think the lie I struggle with right now is thinking I need more Me time...Me Me ME, when did I get so selfish?

I'm Tara. said...

Amen to that. Yowza -- that's a pretty clear message. Thank you for zipping me with that one today, my friend.

Short Stop said...

Boy, isn't that the truth!!

Earen said...

Man, that's the truth for sure! Thanks for sharing that!

Rochelle said...

SO TRUE!!! I just did a study on the tabernacle from Beth Moore. Great stuff.

Heather C said...

Isn't it something when we wake up to realize that we have recreated God in our image, rather than acknowledging that the opposite is true? How dare we think that for even one second we could do a better job of running our lives than He can? And yet it's so easy to believe that lie. Thanks for this powerful word today, Alana!

Heather

Mary@notbefore7 said...

..and all too often I live that lie. Thanks Alana. I will think about this during my weekend.

I think I need to read me some Beth Moore :)

Bev Brandon said...

I have thought a lot this week about Isaiah 44:20 - is this thing I hold in my right hand a lie? I don't want to miss my God and think I am doing okay when I am entertaining "second things" in my life in first place. Great quote Alana! Still crunching over here... :)