As we enter Holy Week, it is with recognition that a tumultuous battle is raging in the spiritual realms that is being manifested on earth. Though we are ever aware of it in varying degrees, we never get used to it. Nor should we. To get used to it would render us as ineffective in the sphere of the Enemy as Christ was magnificently triumphant over sin, death, hell and the grave; the very things that attempt to belie the Truth.
As true believers in the Body of Christ, if there is anything we should get used to, it is a firm grip on the knowledge that Satan and his demon hordes were defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. The spiritual war of our times, though it rages long and hard, is in reality but the long-tolling echo of a bell whose ringing was stopped at the Cross.
We are ones who know that without God, we would be without hope as we live and labor among many who have none or wonder if they hope in vain. Jesus is our hope; to have, to hold, and to offer to many others.
The Songs of the Lord are a reminder of why we look to the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Christ, not only this Holy Week but daily – until He whom we have believed returns again. Amen!
Pro●cess: a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result.
We often refer to counseling as a process – a series of actions that lead to a particular result. It is an appropriate term for what takes place in the counseling office. However, there are some necessary criteria of which we must be aware.
“What a gift life is to those who stay the course!
You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power,
and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end.
That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.”
You see, when we ask God to be in the counseling/healing process –
• we are not in control of how deep or how far we must dig to find the roots of the bitter fruit in our life.
• we don’t know what we may uncover as we begin to look into our past and how it has affected us.
• we don’t know as we begin what good God may bring into our life as we progress on our way.
The decision to hang in there is staying power.
• We do know that God wants us to welcome His intervention into our situation.
• We do know that He wants us to bear good fruit.
• We do know that He wants us to experience His Love in a very personal way…
…because God cares about the process and the results:
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing.
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”
The question becomes, will we partake of or try to shortcut the process? Those who shortcut the process often discover that they have short-circuited the desired results as well.
God gave His very best for us in order that His love would abide in us.
Obedience and staying power in the process is what brings His love to abide and remain. God is interested and invested in the process. Are you?
We are here to walk with you today because God was interested and invested in us and we responded. Our prayer is that you too will respond to His desire to see His Father glorified in your life. We welcome your inquiry. Our website provides more detail about how we counsel.