The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71). A person also needs assistance finding security, which is the demand that they be unconditionally loved, accepted and cared for, now and forever [by God] (Crabb, 72). The counselor should seek to help meet these needs through biblical teaching and counseling techniques. 2. Development of problems and personal need (How do the issues come about?)
We need to reach out to the troubled youth. This can be done if we create a positive atmosphere within the community. We need to teach the community that with God all things are possible and that all our needs are met. “We need to love our neighbors as we love ourselves” Matt.22:39. As a result people will see and feel the love of God through our actions.. 18:20).
The beatitudes teach us basic life skills about how we should act towards one another, encouraging us to treat others with respect, compassion, generosity and justice. If we succeed and live the way Jesus showed us to, which is by showing the values of the beatitudes, we will be rewarded in heaven and will live for eternity with God. The statement, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” basically means standing up for what you believe in, what you know is right and facing the consequences with the choices you decide to take forward. It is about fighting for what is good and what is going to make this world better. If we are able to do this, God will take note of our faithfulness by rewarding us with eternal life with him in heaven.
Puritan influence meant two things; there wasn’t much else Taylor would’ve been doing other than writing poems and that he had extreme devotion to God. His shows the deep connection Taylor has with God “Lord can…”(line 1). He makes biblical reference in line 16 which displays the impact of puritan influence “Unto an Edge of Zion’s Precious Stone.” Taylor understands how superior God is and makes it clear for the reader by using metonymy to compare himself to God “I am this crumb of dust…”(line 13). According to Taylor, the only purpose he has is to praise God, and to do it through his writing “which is designed/ To make my Pen unto Thy Praise alone” (line 13-14). However, Taylor knows he is inadequate to write anything without divine inspiration from God.
Book 3 contains Psalms 73:1 through 89:52. In this book the psalms discuss God’s enthronement and his temple. They also praise God for his holiness and talk about God deserving our worship. Book 4 covers Psalms 90:1 through 106:48. Most of this book discusses the relationship Israel has with its surrounding nations.
LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Celebration of Discipline Book Review Submitted to Dr. Barksdale, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course, PLED 520 Spiritual Formation By Todd Dale McGill October 13, 2011 Introduction The book Celebration of Discipline is invites Christians to discover what is missing in their relationship with God, it also gives the tools such as solitude, fasting, prayer, submission that help the Christian seek a deeper life with God. This books points out to specific things that hold each other together here are the four disciplines the author speaks of joy, simplicity, prayer, and celebration. According to the author, the materialistic base of our age has
* Once we have a clear understanding of which we are and our purpose in life, we can then begin to lead the life we were designed to live since the beginning of time. Our path must begin with accepting our title as a follower and a sinner. Accept only God as your leader (Jeremiah 10:23). Hold not hate within one’s heart, but let it be filled with love for the father. Hold fast to the commandments, holding the first and second as highest priority (Mark 12:28-31; Matthew 22:35-40).
Whether or not we choose to pray or have faith in God or wise counsel, we must make a choice and be confident that we will be pleased and have peace with our outcome. This paper will focus on the Bull’s-Eye Approach of spiritual discernment and the reliance and faith in God through prayer, wisdom, and Godly counsel. Keywords: discernment, wisdom, prayer, faith Personal Position There are certain decision-making factors I consider when making career decisions. I am very solid and strong in my faith as a Christian; therefore I find it wise to seek Godly counsel before I make any decisions. Proverbs 11:14 (King James Version) says, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” This scripture indicates that Godly counsel and wisdom help to provide safety in the decisions and choices we make.
Think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis? When I speak to others I speak with love, God wants us to love one another and make it our most noticeable trait, to bring glory to the Lord, when speaking to others they must get the impression that I am a follower of Christ and that I live for Him. God is happiest when we allow ourselves to Love, follow his commands and spread His word. John