How do you see yourself?
September 3, 2009
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Dr. Neil Clark Warren is the well-known psychologist, author, and founder of e-Harmony.com. One day I asked him what he believed was the most important behavioral and psychological principle of life, and Dr. Warren said, "Without question it is a person's self-image."
You see, your self-image affects every relationship you have. It affects your marriage, how you parent, and how you perform your job. Your self-image shapes your desires, attitudes, opinions, and character. And, ultimately, it shapes your relationship with Jesus Christ.
But some people get an inaccurate self-image in their minds. I know a woman who, after years of terrible abuse, struggled deeply with receiving God's love. She could not imagine anyone loving her, including God.
So I have to ask you, "How is your self-image?" Do you know that God looks at you with nothing but pure love? It's true. If you had been the only soul on earth, he would have sent Jesus to die just for you. That is love.
Accept and trust his love for you now. And let his unshakable love form the foundation of your self-image. It will change how you see everything.
IF YOU HAD BEEN THE ONLY SOUL ON EARTH,
GOD WOULD HAVE SENT JESUS TO DIE FOR YOU.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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