Go Deeper with God and Be Free
One of the “Spiritual Exercises” Dale has identified is Believe In and Receive God’s Love. So many of us have experienced pain and hurts in our lives. Because of our past experiences, we have come to believe things that are not true. The Bible tells us that there is an evil one, the devil, that wants to keep us separated from God. The devil does not want us to have eternal life and he does not want us to experience true freedom in our spirit while we are on this earth. In fact, the Bible tells us that the devil is like a roaring lion and that he comes to steal, kill and destroy. However, God wants us to experience a full life on this earth and an eternal life when our bodies die. The Bible tells us that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for our all our sins, so that we can be completely free in this life… to experience a full life that Jesus came to give us and also have eternal life. Most of us do not live in the full freedom that God intended for us to live. Once we have accepted Jesus into our heart, that’s only the beginning of the kind of life that God wants us to have. Yes, we can be assured that we will live eternally but so many of us do not achieve the freedom that we can have on this earth and in this lifetime.
For many of us, before we accept Jesus into our hearts, our souls have been beat up and rejected due to life experiences. People have hurt us. Because of these hurts, we develop unhealthy and dysfunctional behaviors and habits to cope with what life brings us. These behaviors become a way of life and they keep us from experiencing true freedom that God wants for us. Our challenge is to be honest with our self in assessing the degree to which we behave in ways that are unhealthy. We must also assess the degree to which our thoughts and beliefs are contrary to what God’s truths are… to what the Bible says.
If you recognize that your behaviors or thoughts are unhealthy or dysfunctional I urge you to ask a professional or pastor to help you become free from the lies of the devil. Feel free to contact us as well. God sent His son, Jesus, to set you free and He wants you to experience this freedom. You can have it now!
Stress, God and Your Health
View a short presentation on how a personal relationship with God and Jesus can help in coping with the stress in your life.
Read more about Stress and Health – A Christian Perspective
Positive Affirmations or Confessions Related to Whole Person Health
One thing you can do to help you live in freedom is to speak positive affirmations or confessions, based on the truths of the Bible. The idea is to find scriptures that you can personally identify and to speak them in such a way that personalizes them. As you do this, and believe these truths, your spirit mixes with God’s spirit and it helps to transform your mind. This transformation of your soul and mind will have a positive affect on your thoughts and behaviors. You’ll be able to experience more freedom. This freedom and the corresponding healthier thoughts and habits will impact on your health in a positive way.
Dale has written out confessions or affirmations that are personal to him and we want to make them available as an example for what you can do. If you have any questions about how to apply this to your situation please do not hesitate to contact us.
“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Jesus in Mark 8:35