August 17, 2020 -- LMA Seven Principles: Principle #4
Principle #4: Reach Out to the Body for Help
In many ways, this is why Jesus built the Church: to be the ultimate support group. And in many instances, it is, but self-righteousness and legalist attitudes hinder the proper attitude required to be a mentor/sponsor. Seek others in the Body that are accepting and forgiving and have had similar problems (i.e., addictions and compulsions).
Principal 4 speaks about the Body of Christ, serving as the ultimate support group. It points out that legalism in the Body tends to hurt more than help. Seek out those that can relate to your issues, and you can learn from one another in Jesus……as we are supposed to do. Our oneness helps us heal together.
James 5:16 (The Passion Translation): Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another to be instantly healed, for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!
James 5:16 (Mirror Bible Translation: (Do not tolerate vibes) if you have wronged someone talk to him about it; pray for each other to maintain a healthy fellowship. Righteousness is the fuel of effective prayer. (How right things are, not how wrong things are now motivate your every prayer and conversation! Not the size or the detail of the problem.)
Share with one another to experience true healing…….healing of the spirit.
Blessings All Around,
Senior Pastor, Trinitarian Grace International