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This past weekend, my husband and I went to see The Dark Tower.  It was one of his favorite movie genres – sci fi/fantasy.  A basic story about good vs. evil.  Since my husband and I are both really aware of sermon illustrations when we go to the movie, it didn’t take long for one to become obvious.

Matthew McConaughey was the bad guy (wasn’t too thrilled about the casting on that one).  He was an evil sorcerer determined to open the door way for evil to enter the world. His game plan was simple – he whispered.  He whispered doubt, fear, confusion, hate, anger, and lies.  Sound familiar?

The heroes of the movie were strong, had won against this enemy before and were gifted with everything they needed to defeat him.  They had one problem; they listened to his whispers.

The enemy of our souls is no different.  He uses the same game plan to keep us from living the life that we created to live in Christ.

It’s as if he sits on our shoulder simply whispering in our ear….” you’re not good enough”, “remember what you did”, “God can’t forgive that”, “you don’t have time for that”, “they don’t really care about you”.

Too often I have listened to those voices instead of the voice of the one who knows me and loves me.  It is easy in the chaos of life to get distracted and confused, to let down my guard and believe those whispers.

My Savior speaks to me too.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. – John 10:27

Simple, right?  How do we hear his voice?  We hear His voice when we spend time in His Word, when we listen to music that turns our hearts and minds toward him, when we focus on Truth.  Counter the lies and whispers of the enemy with the truth of God’s Word and the truth of who He is.


Praying you hear His voice,



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One Comment

  1. Shelly
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Lisa, I haven’t seen this movie, but I recognize the strategy all too well. I still allow myself to get duped, at times, by our enemy. The sad part, even still, is that I don’t need his help! I can beat myself down with my own words. Ugh! Timely reminder of how we are to remain alert to whose voice we are listening. Thank you!

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