Remembering the Truth, When I Believe the Lie

Steph Wagner

July 5, 2013

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If you are a follower of my Facebook page, you may have noticed more bible verses coming through your newsfeed lately.

The biggest reason? I’ve needed it.

I always need scripture. We all do. It’s the breath of God coming into our souls. So, while it’s true there have been some hardships in my life recently, it doesn’t mean that I’ve needed this scripture any more or any less than usual.

However, I’ve noticed something. Putting scripture on social media outlets has been powerful. Something about typing it and hitting submit with your name next to it, makes it something you truly stand by. You don’t know who reads it and who scrolls past it (because, confession, I’ve totally scrolled past when others have posted it.) It may sound selfish, but it’s for me as much as it is anyone.

About 2 years ago I bought a sketch pad and a black sharpie marker, and decided to start writing important verses in the pages. The overly sentimental meets over-planner in me thought I would even give this to a daughter one day. Because I’ve already assumed that I’ll have a daughter?? What? But I did. I bought the sketch pad…and started filling it with verses.

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Many times in my life since then I have gone back to this sketch pad. I’ve added to it, or I’ve just flipped the pages when I needed it. Maybe I feel a quick text to a friend with scripture would be a blessing and I flip through my sketch pad. The truth of God’s word is what fights against the lies of the enemy.

Lie: I am inadequate.

  • Truth: No, in all these things, we are MORE than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)

Lie: I’m going to fail. 

  • Truth: I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me (Phillipians 4:13) 

Lie: I’m not worthy of being loved.

  • Truth: I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3) 

Whenever you feel the enemy is getting after you, look up some truth and share it with someone. Share it with a friend. Post it on Facebook. RE-write it. The more you write it and type it, the more it sinks in. And….how cool is that that we will thwart the enemy’s evil plans and instead of believing his lie, we find truth and SHARE it with others. Is that not the opposite of what he would want?

Not only do you suck and lie to me Satan, I will go tell all my friends the truth. So take that.

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So I will be posting scripture consistently online. I will be filling my sketchpad. I will be telling the enemy to go away and I know the truth. And I will continue to blog on the spiritual lessons the Lord has told me so I may share them with you and encourage you on your journey.

If you don’t have a home church, I feel more than comfortable recommending our church, which is both an online church and has multiple campuses. If you have one nearby, I encourage you to go see this place. It’s a sight to behold and the teaching is rock solid. In the month of July they will feature the At The Movie’s Series. It’s going to be a blast. Our Pastor will be taking hit movies and using them as a way to describe truth. If you don’t have a location nearby, you can watch live online wherever you are. Find out more at www.lifechurch.tv .

I’m praying we all see ourselves a little more how God sees us today.

5 thoughts on “Remembering the Truth, When I Believe the Lie”

  1. Thanks for keeping us real Steph. I enjoy your posts so much and the Warners have been eating a lot more healthy foods, thanks to your recipes.

  2. While I certainly have positive feelings about some Christians (the author of this blog being one of them) I myself am a very spiritual atheist and my minister is an existentialist Christian. I dislike all bibles, but I love literature and find bits of truth everywhere I read. Do you recommend I skip over your verses of scripture or read and comment in my own way? I would never be negative, even when my initial reaction might be discomfort.

  3. Where do you find your confidence? (Rhetorical question- feel free to answer to yourself and you can tell me later.) As a Christian these verses bring me self worth and reassurance in my God. If you read through these verses, I recommend reading them within the context they were written. Or spend time writing the statements you prefer in the moments you need strength!

  4. That is a super-great rhetorical question, so now I see where you are coming from, too. You’re showing us how YOU stay built up and strong, not preaching to us. Actually, I have an affirmation jar. It is full of slips of paper with quotes, things people have said to me, etc. that remind me of my strengths, and that remind me I make a difference in the world. From time to time I draw a random affirmation from the jar and read it. More to come on this very engaging subject! Thanks!

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