Thursday, March 31, 2016

Emotions — 3 Practical Steps to Change



CHANGE is COMING!

Today, we are going to look at the Word, God’s word. It is sharp; it will penetrate your heart and change you!

The Bible gives us truths and tools to train our soul (our mind, will, and emotions) to agree with the Spirit of God.

Read one or all of these passages:

1 Corinthians 9:25-27
2 Corinthians 10:5
Matthew 6:33
1 Samuel 16:1
1 Samuel 30:6
1 Samuel 31:13 
Galatians 5:24-26
Colossians 3 
Isaiah 26:3
Isaiah 54:17
1 Peter 1:8
Proverbs 23:7
Deuteronomy 30:19
Romans 8:6
Romans 10:17
Zechariah 4:6

1. From these verses, make a list of practical things the Bible teaches that you can do to make your emotions submit to the Spirit.

2. Take time to write down any emotions and thoughts that spiral you down into places that are set against God’s truth. For example:
  • “I’m insecure”
  • “I’m unlovable”
  • “I’m alone”
3. Take these lies captive and make them obedient to God’s truth. Write down the truth next to your negative thoughts. For example:
  • “I’m secure!”
  • “I’m loved!”
  • “I’m in Christ, and Christ is in me!”
Work on your list all week. What lies did you identify? What truths did you replace them with? What questions do you have?

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