Why hide under a smile when your heart hurts. The world looks and feels different. The pain wants to shout to tear its way out. Instead, you feel trapped unexpectedly like a spider in its web. It might seem too late, but nothing is further from the truth than this.
When the web of life you’ve built around you is also crumbling, at least you’ve realized your limit. This is actually good – the moment of truth. It is the truth you’ve forgotten or once defied. Multitasking, technological speed, compromising, skipping quiet time with God are just a few common ingredients in the mix. But they cannot make you bionic.
What do we see when we look at the mirror now? A person with flesh and blood, not a fantasy heroine or hero. But someone with limitations.
According to our Maker, a person does not and cannot live by bread alone, but by every Word from God. And Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God. He is the Word of God. God speaks to us through Him. He is the Vine and apart from Him, we the branches cannot bear fruit. His Spirit is the living water that will never cease. So His Spirit living in us is the strength we need in us.
Small steps: Feeling tired? Lost? Down? Why not thank God for letting you see your limits. Take the time to rest in His word, and in prayer surrender your burdens to HIm. He gives strength to those who calls Him. Do not rush. For they that wait upon Him shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31).
Since my childhood years, one question has impacted me more than anything. How does a man change? This book discusses the three key elements of the human heart spoken in the Bible. These elements are involved in everything that we think, say and do. Prov. 4:23 tells us to guard our heart above all things for from it are all the issues of life. How accurately it describes the human experience. But the verse is not just describing. It is prescribing the way to direct our lives and the corollary “ways to help a person change” his heart, and eventually the course of his life.
“Counsel in a person’s heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.” Proverbs 20:5
If changing hearts is also your interest, I invite you to read this book and use the comment box below. I would like to hear your experience in changing hearts as well. The human heart is complex, but it is not impossible to know and tame. And the more we reflect and share, the more it speaks to us. The more it speaks to us, the more we are acquainted with our hearts to be able to sort it out and plan.
Table of Content Ch 1 Intro to Biblical Counseling Ch 2 A Basic Understanding of Man. Ch 3 How Problems Develop. Ch 4 Three Heart Counseling Steps Ch 5 When the Root Problem is Lost Spiritual Power. Ch 6 Examining Root Problem in Belief. Ch 7 Examining the Root Problem in Value. Ch 8 Changing Present Response Ch 9 Setting Maturity and Image Goals Ch 10 Equipping the Heart. Ch 11 Refreshing Ending Appendixes: 1. Three Courses of the Heart Paradigms 2. Counselor Tongue Response 3. How to Converse and Ask Good Questions 4. When Plans Get Stalled. 5. Personal Data Form