I am…

17 Jan

“Your enemy is standing on your God-given ground daring you to take possession of it.” -Beth Moore

On Tuesday nights I participate in a women’s Bible study.  We started a new study recently by Jennifer Rothschild, “Me, Myself, and Lies”.  During this study we examine all of our “self-talk”.  Most of us are finding a lot of negativity and yes, lies.  Upon returning home and re-reading today’s devotional it struck me, the enemy has told me these lies and I’ve chosen to believe him.  Well, not anymore!  I’m taking the dare!


Father, I’m sorry for my negative self-talk, for insulting your creation.  Help me become more aware of when I’m doing this and remind me who I am.  Thank you for bringing me to this moment of examination.  All my love, Amen.


Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Faith


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2 responses to “I am…

  1. Sherry Haskin

    January 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

    1Peter 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (NASB: Lockman)

    Greek: Nepsate, (2PAAM) gregoresate. (2PAAM) o antidikos humon diabolos os leon oruomenos (PMPMSN) peripatei (3SPAI) zeton (PAPMSN) [tina] katapiein; (AAN)

    Amplified: Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. (Amplified Bible – Lockman)

    Barclay: Be sober; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

    NLT: Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour. (NLT – Tyndale House)

    Phillips: Be self-controlled and vigilant always, for your enemy the devil is always about, prowling like a lion roaring for its prey. (New Testament in Modern English)

    Wuest: Be of a sober mind, be watchful. Your adversary who is a slanderer, namely, the devil, as a lion roaring in fierce hunger, is constantly walking about, always seeking someone to be devouring. (Eerdmans)

    Young’s Literal: Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,

    Paraphrase: (Peter commands saints to) Be sober, be self controlled, be circumspect, be cool, show sound moral judgment (Do it now. It is urgent). Be alert, vigilant, wide awake (Do it now. It is urgent). Your opponent (adversary) like a lion continually roaring and howling (trying to incite fear in his victims), is continuously walking around (pacing back and forth), continuously seeking to drink (you) down and devour (you).


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