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6412 Bannington Drive 28226 Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-364-9176

6412 Bannington Drive Charlotte, NC 28226704-364-9176

Whatsoever is Good, Lovely, Pure

There is so much negative in the world today it can be easy to miss the good, the positive, the smile from the grocery clerk, cooling rain on a hot summer day, a beautiful sunset. Just watch the news and you will get an earful of tragedy, misery and pain. The Apostle Paul saw the good even in a terrible situation. We have traveled to Rome and seen the terrible prisons the early church disciples were confined to. They are basically a stone dungeon with maybe a small hole in the wall or a semblance of light. Yet is was in these conditions that he wrote this passage in Philippians 4:8, “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, just, pure, lovely and are of good report, if there be any virtue or praise think on these things.” This inspires me to think about the good and to encourage my clients to do the same. It is an honor for me to walk beside God’s wounded children who are going through trials and tribulations and be a tour guide of God’s goodness along the way....

What do you believe about God?

Sarah Young in her great devotional, Jesus Calling, makes the statement that wounded people have trouble with faith. We agree . If you were told or made to believe by a parent that you were not loved, or not good enough this can leave a deep wound of inferiority in you that we call a soul wound. This sense of worthlessness from your soul wound can cause you to see God in much the same negative light as you did your parents.  As a young Christian I (Bev) thought of God as a celestial parent who only loved me if I did good and punished me if I did bad. It took years of therapy, education, study of Scripture and a lot of prayer to change that message embedded in my brain. The good news is it can change. Memorizing Scripture about God’s love and care can be a great place to start. There are so many Scriptures about the God’s Unconditional Soul Healing Love. I challenge you to make your own list and replay them regularly in your mind. If you do this you will watch your faith...