Thank you to everyone for sharing their honest responses during last night’s live Facebook Party. I know it is hard and for this reason some may have been "holding back." I do want to give everyone the space to share… This study and our time together is a safe place.
The Between Session Personal Study (the yellow pages) are really good this week if you need some “go-to” Bible passages to read, reflect on, and keep fresh in our hearts. We are challenged to choose two or three of the passages and put them in your phone, on a card in your purse or wallet, or in a file in your computer. When the battle against shame heats up, read them, think deeply about them, and believe them! Those of you who have studied with me in the past know how much I love “Verse-Mapping!” Try it with these verses. Here’s the link for those who don’t know what I’m talking about - http://eboniez22.blogspot.com/2016/02/verse-mapping.html
Here are those “Go-To” Shame-Buster Passages...
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13)
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. (Hebrews 3:1)
Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. (Acts 10:43)
[Jesus] gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:14)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13–14)
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19)
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. (Psalm 103:2–4)
Love & blessings!