Seeking Him Podcast

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Every Thought Captive

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Do you ever find that when you sit down to pray, a thousand distracting thoughts cross your mind? The English poet John Donne described this problem well. Here’s what he said:

John Donne: A memory of yesterday’s pleasures,
A fear of tomorrow’s dangers,
A straw under my knee,
A noise in my ear,
A light in mine eye,
An anything,
A nothing,
A fancy,
A chimera in my brain,
Troubles me in my prayer.

Nancy: Can you relate? I’ve found that it takes some time to get a quiet heart before the Lord. Sometimes I start by singing a worship chorus or reading a psalm out loud, asking the Lord to settle my heart.

When I’m struggling to concentrate, I also ask God to help me do what’s described in 2 Corinthians 10:5, where it says that we are to take every thought captive to obey Christ.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.