Category: Self-Examination

Is Your Communication Seasoned with Salt or Salty?

If you realize you have negative characteristics in communication, resolve to work on the heart issues that are fueling them. Spend time in Scripture studying passages like Ephesians 4:29; James 1:19; Psalm 19:14; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 18:20 – 21. There are literally hundreds of verses in the Bible that address the various forms of communication and it is certain that you could use work in at least one of them.

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How Do I Know Repentance is Real?

When the Christian sins and experiences conviction for his sin he must cut off, put off, radically amputate that sin from his life and confess his sin to God and those who have been affected by his sin. He will be wiser still if he enlists help to assist him in his endeavors to be righteous and holy. How do you know repentance is real? When you see the person putting to death the deeds of the flesh and living more and more in righteousness.

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Too Busy for God’s Grace

To enjoy and thrive in your walk with God, you will NEED to give time to His Word. If not, you do not stand a chance against the enemy, nor do you have a chance against sin and your flesh. To neglect it because you are too busy is to deny God’s most amazing gift of grace. This challenge to you to spend time in God’s Word is not some kind of legalistic to do list, it is actually LIFE to you. Pray that God would give you a hunger and thirst for it.

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When Your Counselee is Stuck, Part 2

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of mistakes we as counselors might make. It is also true that, despite our best efforts, biblical counseling may not produce change, and there can be many factors involved there. It is always a grief to me when a counselee decides to stop coming, or I have to dismiss her because she is not participating or is not motivated to change. But God forbid that the failure would be on my part.

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