Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Midweek Meditation: EHC Principle 1 of 6

In Peter Scazzero's "The Emotionally Healthy Church," the first principle to cultivate emotional health is to learn to take a healthy and honest look inside ourselves. It is like a regular health checkup. It helps us develop a connection between our being and our doing; and how our activities are coherent with our motivations.

"Because of Christ's life, death, and resurrection for me, I can actually be free to be me. I can come out of hiding." (Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church, Zondervan, 2003, p82)

Knowing that I stand before God as His beloved has freed me to explore some of the disturbing and dark aspects of who I am.
" (83)

LOOK BENEATH THE SURFACE (1-Very / 2-Sometimes / 3-Not Sure / 4-Never)
  1. How easy can you identify your own feelings? (  )
  2. Are you willing to explore yourself deeper in areas you are afraid of? (  )
  3. Are you comfortable in spending honest, quiet time with God? (  )
  4. Are you able to share freely about yourself? (  )
  5. How well do you deal with your own anger and frustrations? (  )
  6. Can you be honest with others about your true feelings? (  )
  7. Are you aware of yourself and knows the difference between self-awareness and "self-absorbed introspection"? (  )
Note that the lower your score, the better you are able to honestly deal with your inner person.


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