This is this week’s mended heart challenge:
- If doctrine or teaching is confusing, dig deeper
Become a thinking Christian. Open your Bible and find that verse or that teaching. Who wrote it? Why was it written? Read the verses around it. What is the context of that verse? Ask the Holy Spirit to bring that scripture to life in your heart (John 14:26).
- If an individual demands worship or absolute obedience, redefine their role in your faith and in your life
What about honoring your father and mother? What about honoring those in ministry?
Those are good questions. Amy didn’t stop loving her dad. She simply placed him in the role of father, rather than God.
Forgive those who have hurt you to release the burden you’ve been carrying
Forgiveness is releasing the burden of resentment so that you can discover who you are, and where God is leading.
It’s a foundational step in healing, and it’s freeing. We leave anger to find joy. Hatred to find love. Dysfunction to find stability. Judgment to find compassion.
Have you read The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness?