4 Ways to Disarm Satan’s Lies


by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28


The lie shot through my mind, an arrow launched by the enemy. You’re not good enough to draw close to God. You have too much sin.


I knew that wasn’t the truth—God wants His children to draw close to Him. But I was missing an essential element of believing the truth—living it out. Many of my prayer times weren’t joyful celebrations of God’s goodness, but struggles and regrets over my lack of it. Satan’s scheme was working, and I needed rescuing.  


How do you respond to Satan’s lies and schemes? Do you recognize the arrows that he launches toward your mind and heart? Arrows that make you doubt God, His love, and your relationship with Him?   

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Praying Like Jesus

When our lives are hectic, it may be hard to settle down and pray. When our hearts are hurting, we may not know what to say. When we’re wanting to deepen our relationship with God, we may wonder what pattern of prayer pleases Him.

There is one Person whose heart always pleased God, Someone who has shown us how to talk to Him. In Matthew 6, Jesus gave us a pattern for prayer. He told us:

  • how to address God,
  • what to focus on in life,
  • how often to ask for what we need,
  • what to do about our sins and others’, 
  • how to guard against evil, and
  • why to ask for these things.

If Jesus taught the disciples to pray like this, we know that this pattern of prayer is complete with power, with a respect and love for God, and with a desire to see His will done in our daily circumstances. 

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The Silent Prayer

Have you ever prayed so hard for something that you said no words aloud, but you cried out to God in your heart?

Some prayers originate from the deepest part of our souls, born out of desperation or anguish. Hannah prayed one of those prayers. 

 

 

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O God, See, Hear, and Save!

How do you respond to Satan’s lies and schemes? Today I want to look at the second prayer in our series on prayers from the Bible. Prayed at a desperate time, this prayer is a model that helps us to counteract the voice of the enemy. 

Tucked away in the chapters of Isaiah is a short but powerful prayer. Hezekiah, king of Judah, faced threats from a fierce enemy, King Sennacherib of Assyria, who planned to besiege Jerusalem. Hezekiah took a letter filled with the enemy’s threats to the temple of God, and spread the letter before Him—a perfect picture of faith and dependence on God. In the letter, the enemy boasted that he had conquered other nations and their gods hadn’t been able to save them (Isa 37:8-13). Earlier he had even said that the God of the Jews had sent him to destroy their land (Isa 36:10), which was a lie. Just like Hezekiah’s enemy tried to use lies to frighten him and the people, Satan uses lies against God’s children today to make us afraid. 

 

 

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A Prayer for Wisdom and Knowledge

Once a month, I’m going to post on my blog a prayer from the Bible. I have five so far—one written by Paul, one spoken by Jesus, one said by a shepherd, one that was desperate, and even one that was inaudible. The prayers in Scripture are a model for us to know what to say to God and what to ask Him for. The first prayer is one of my favorites, found in Ephesians Chapter 1.  

 

 

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