Saturate yourself with God’s Word
When you are forgiven, you have a clean slate before God. But it is not enough to have a clean slate. You need to ask the Lord to write His Truth on the slate of your heart. You need to have God’s Goodness instilled in you.
You acquire God’s Truth about virtually every situation by reading His Word. You need to saturate yourself with God’s opinion, and in the area of emotional health, that means saturating yourself with God’s opinion about you.
In the Scriptures you discover that you are:
–a child of God [Galations 3:26-27; I John 5:1,2]
–accepted totally and completely by God [Acts 10:34,35; Ephesians 1:3,6]
–an heir of the Father through Christ Jesus [Galatians 3:29; Titus 3:7]
Many other descriptions of God’s people appear in the Scriptures. you may want to start a list or circle them as you read your Bible daily. If you are born again into Christ Jesus, all of these descriptions about the children of God apply to you. Take them as part of your profile.
The great preacher Alexander White, when he was too old to mount the pulpit, would rise every morning to prepare a sermon, even though he never preached them. He did so until the day he died. He was convinced that study of the Word was essential to saving himself- not eternal salvation but the saving of one’s emotional well-being [I Timothy 4:16].
Key Two to being emotionally whole is
saturate yourself with God’s Word.
written by Dr. Mike Rouse
used by permission
My Pastor writes a short article for our Sunday bulletin every week [and has for many years]. Currently, he is writing a series on Being Emotionally Whole, and I wanted to share it with you during the next few weeks. My posting these articles is not my Pastor’s endorsement of my blog. All opinions and thoughts expressed on this blog [unless otherwise noted, as here] are purely my own and not specifically affiliated with my church.