And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)
Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Just as a way of reminder....
Overcoming problems in life, especially those behaviors of the heart that keep us from moving forward in our spiritual growth (Sanctification) can see victory because of the cross. As I work toward my certification with the IABC, International Association of Biblical Counselors, I am finding a deeper appreciation for the person of Christ. As such, I continually want to help others find Christ and His truth, setting them free for His glory.
Often we struggle, but too often we self medicate. The big problem with this is much like when we becoming humble by our own efforts. When we try to become humble this way we often quit when we reach a self appointed limit. Thus when it gets to hard, or to a position of self management we quit. With Intense Discipleship Counseling, we can biblicaly work through those speed bumps, or mountains in your life. Instead of seeking mountain top retreats and forgetting the lessons a few days later, or reading a self help book and not finding change, seek ongoing discipleship.
If you need or desire such help, our church wants to be the church. Thus we want to help. The whole body is being built up together to support one another in the life of glorifying God. Give us a call, we are ready to journey together.