Grace For Healing
God wants you well

Today’s post explains why person-centred counselling is a conducive environment for any individual on a healing journey.

I would like to show today, why we can view the person-centred counselling approach through a Christian lens.

Originated by Carl Rogers, counsellors use this theory all over the globe and for good reason. People start to become who God created them to be.

We’ll explore how, while a child is planned by God, the person they eventually become may not align with God’s original intentions and how, through the person-centred counselling approach, the person begins to heal and align with who God created him to be.

When Jesus ministered, He did so as though the individual was the only person in the world. Jesus was person-centred. He sees the individual.

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common core beliefs

Welcome to part 2 of my study in looking at how our self-limiting beliefs or common core beliefs can hinder healing. I am specifically looking at the common core beliefs that, according to the TA Theory, refer to the messages children pick up from caregivers.

These are sometimes called the 12 injunctions.
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Today we’ll be looking at 12 Self-limiting Beliefs, (which I’ve taken from TA Theory’s Injunctions) that you may be unconsciously believing. 

As a child, whoever raised you, may have unwittingly communicated harmful messages or commands (injunctions) to you which you then internalised into self-limiting beliefs. 

These beliefs become so ingrained in the child, that they form part of the child’s unconscious identity, or Life Script, even into adulthood.

They greatly influence, in a negative way, the adult’s interaction with the world around them, their future and self-concept.

In essence, they disconnect us from life. 

Self-limiting beliefs stop us from living in the freedom that Christ died to give us. They also impact us on a physiological level, keeping us stuck on the healing journey
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the righteousness of god in Christ Jesus

If you’re a Christian, you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, yet we don’t always understand how our beliefs from childhood can counter this Truth. 

This is part 4 of my series on The Healing of the Man Lowered through the Roof and it follows on from WHY OUR FILTHY RAGS MAY HINDER HEALING

Today we look at ways in which we can support ourselves from the filthy rags which hinder our relationship with the Lord (and His healing) and adopt our true identity, as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 
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Do forgiveness and healing go hand in hand?

Today I explore the relationship between forgiveness and healing. 

We understand the necessity of forgiving others, but what if we don’t? Will it hinder our healing?  Does it cause disease? 

I will then give 5 steps to implement to help us forgive when we are healing. 

As Christians, we know we are meant to forgive. God invites us to forgive those who wrong us, it’s even in the Lord’s prayer. But what happens to our bodies when we don’t? 
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Is complaining a sin?

Is complaining a sin?

After all, it seems so minor and we all do it.

The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness because of complaining which suggests that it is a sin

Now when the people complained, it displeased the LORD…” Num 11:1 

1 Cor 10 lists the reasons the Israelites failed to enter the Promised Land and grumbling and complaining was listed! (1 Cor 10:10)

None of us want to wander in the wilderness for the rest of our lives because we never learned to discipline ourselves in this area. 
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BENEFITS OF HUMILITY

During times of illness, it’s important to reap the benefits of humility. According to Deut 8:2 one of the key purposes of the Wilderness season is to develop this quality.

And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deut 8:2

God had a purpose for the Israelites in the Wilderness. He wanted them to learn humility. Today, I am exploring the concept of humility, in relation to the journey through illness.

Additionally, I will be discussing three key benefits of humility for those who are unwell, as well as outlining five methods for cultivating humility throughout the healing process.
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Taking every thought captive seems impossible given the thousands of thoughts plaguing us each day.

For those that have traits of ADD, or those so dysregulated that living with scattered thoughts are the norm, how can we possibly take all our thoughts captive?

In today’s post, I explain why taking every thought captive is essential to healing, and will talk you through 5 simple steps I personally take when overcoming hindering thoughts.

There are numerous posts out there on taking thoughts captive, so I hope you hear something today that is fresh and a little different.
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the 12 spies

The story of the 12 spies in the Bible teaches us how negative thinking patterns can keep us from God’s promises. I imagine the 12 spies were kind, loving and deserving of good things.

But they missed out because they had no control over their thinking distortions. It would be such a shame for you and I to miss out on healing because we failed to discipline our minds.

As a Christian, the renewed mind brings our thoughts in line with God’s. The 12 spies in the Bible (well, 10 of them anyway) allowed their thinking to go unchecked.

Today I consider the different types of thinking distortions the 12 spies had (because we have those same distortions), how they hinder our healing and how we can renew our minds to the truth of the Bible.

I hope you gain something fresh and useful to support you in your healing journey.

We often allow our minds to run riot with no boundaries. Can you imagine parenting a child with no guidelines or boundaries?
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the lord looks at the heart

The Bible tells us that the Lord looks at the heart and I’ve heard many interpretations.

Some say He looks at our sin, some say our motives and intentions. Others say He searches for how hard our hearts are.

Through this post, I wanted to share perhaps a different perspective on this verse, at least what I feel God has been saying to me through this scripture and in relation to healing.

Mind-body doctor Gabor Mate stresses how lack of authenticity causes chronic disease later on in life. When the Lord looks at the heart, He sees whether we are living authentically. 

Today I look at some areas where we may be unconsciously living a lie, followed by 7 ways to live in our own truth. The place where I believe God wants us to be. 

 

THE LORD LOOKS AT THE HEART

 

Recently I wrote a post on Walking in truth as in 3 John 1:2, but that referred to walking in The Truth (as in the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ). 

This is different but with overlaps.

Today’s post is about our internal truth which is unique; I’m talking about true authenticity.

When God knit us in our mother’s womb, He created a child to His specifications. Someone with uniqueness, gifts and talents, personality traits, preferences, and strengths…..
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