“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”
Psalm 51:1-2 (NIV)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Life of Healing
When reading Job, it becomes evident that we have the same wounds, lies and excuses as people did thousands of years ago. If we recognize the modern-day relevance of the Book of Job, it can be used as a revelatory and empowering inner-healing book. The lies, wounds, and excuses are the same; and so is the “advice” from friends and family. As we relate with Job’s struggle and come to the end of the Book, we receive an opportunity to encounter God, His viewpoint, and His transformative healing.
Life of Healing – What is necessary for a happy, adequate Christian life? What do you want from life and the Lord? We all have our reasons why we are Christians and pursue getting to know the Lord better. But are we motivated by the right reasons, and led by the right questions? In Proverbs 2, the Lord provides insight that clarifies our understanding so we can contemplate and purify our motivations.
River of Healing – The River is a journey that starts at the temple. The focus of the temple is the Lord, and the temple represents the regulations, exits, entrances, and plans for our lives. When we journey along the river we encounter new aspects of our life, and discover that there is fruit that serves for food and healing.