April

Today's Inspiration: Do you know that there are people who have been bottling up their trauma for as much as 40 years? By not talking, we isolate ourselves from others and we allow ourselves to be bound by those events that cause us to be bitter. This is not what we are designed for. We are formed for fellowship. Right from the beginning of creation, God came to Adam and Eve every evening to fellowship. In this sinless condition they were able to communicate freely on what was in their mind until the fall. Genesis 3:8-11.

Today God's word for us is that our work will be rewarded and we should refrain our eyes from tears and our voice from weeping. Jeremiah 31:16. There is hope for our future verse 17. Feel free to express your trauma to Him and let Him bring freedom to you. Galatians 5:1.

In our reparenting therapy, men hardly cry as they are by nature not emotional people. All they want is a listening ear. If we validate their emotions and challenge their perceptions, they may be moved to tears. God gives us tears to express our emotions. Once we are able to cry during the therapy, we have already broken through to the hardness of our hearts and a new spirit and a new heart is formed. Ezekiel 36:26.

Talking about your feelings is not a sign of weakness. As a ministers for reparenting, we can identify with the same emotions as those receiving therapies though we don't admit them. But in our quiet time we are reminded to address them and be sanctified by the truth. John 17:17.

Our behaviour can be self sabotaging though we don't realise it particularly when we overwork or feel we are under peer pressure to conform to habits that are not good for our health. We need to address the root of rejection, approval orientedness and perfectionism to be free. He whom the Son set free is free indeed. John 8.36.

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. For with Him is the fountain of life. In His light you will see light. Psalm 36:2. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will fulfil the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4. Commit your plans to Him and trust in Him. He will bring it to fulfilment. Verse 5. God be praised for His abundant goodness to His children.