Last week I explained how I came up with these three phrases:
If you didn't read last week's blog, I invite you to do so now.
Each one of those phrases represents a part of the healing process from having been spiritually abused. There comes a time when the pain and suffering have had their say in “rendering” us. We realize that we can’t carry it any longer. We’ve had it. And so we sur-render to our Maker.
The Latin prefix “sur” means “over” or “above.” We have given over our “rendering” by life's events, to the Lord who loves us unconditionally. And now he can “sur-round” us with his loving comfort and healing presence.
There’s a song I can remember singing a few decades ago called “His banner over me is love.” Exactly. ...
Psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and theologians have researched to the nth degree what it means to be human, and what it means to find fulfillment as a human being. We yearn to find that “something” that would fill the hunger that we experience in our hearts. We believe that when we find that “something” we will be fulfilled and therefore happy.
Part of finding fulfillment lies in discovering the innate talents we were born with, whether that’s a musical or artistic ability, scientific or mathematic ability, athletic ability, or an intuitive mindset that can seem to easily and accurately understand people. Or maybe your innate talent is something I haven’t named.
When we’re considering those kinds of talents, we say that fulfillment consists of developing them so as to be of use in one way or another. Becoming skilled in your particular talent perhaps takes a lot...