Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we prosper as our souls prosper.
Psalm 147:3 tells us of the Lord: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” This is what Jesus was talking about when He asked which is easier to say-“take up your mat and walk,” or “your sins are forgiven you.” The first one suggests condemnation and “do this.” (sober up, get a job, etc.) The other says, “You’re ok, I love you, and I’m here to help you.” That first statement is the reason addicts, alcoholics, sex addicts, workaholics, etc., relapse.
Those addictions are not just bondages, they are symptoms of deep wounds that someone is trying to bandage. You can bandage a wound, but if you don’t clean the debris out, it will get infected and fester. Infection eats its way inward to the entire system. Pretty soon, it’s deadly. People have lost limbs and life from wounds that weren’t cared for properly. When it comes to changing your life, this principle is the one that will work. We have to cleanse the wounds that have broken our hearts.
Vitamin C is a great thing. It helps our bodies to heal, restoring our cells and tissue, even nerves…everything, really. The Spiritual Vitamin C is Compassion, Caring, Correction without Condemnation, and sound and trustworthy Counsel. Also, we need the right Companionship. When these are brought into play in a person’s life things can begin to change because as the debris is cleaned from those heart wounds, he/she begins to recognize the soul. Some people have been so battered and beaten down in and by their life that they don’t even know they have a soul; let alone its beauty, divinity, or power. We need to remember this, and especially when we’re ministering to hurting people. It’s also a great thing to focus on when we’re finding ourselves feeling as if we’ve fallen short, or we’re trying to deal with a personal flaw.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyrght by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 14, 2019, 12:26 p.m.