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Church Involvement and Counseling
In this episode, we are going to talk about God’s resources for biblical counseling. You cannot serve the Lord with your own energy, strength, intellect, and will power instead of drawing from Christ (the Head). It is a matter of source or resource. Where are you sourcing the power, wisdom, guidance, and direction from?
Let us talk about God’s heavenly resource and man’s limited resource.
Often, by the power of their own personality, people bring forth counsel and it can fall flat in the eternal realm. We want to draw from the heaven above. God gives heavenly resources. That is how we want to receive counsel in our lives and walk by His power and pass that on to others.
Here are few things that God has provided to us for counseling.
These are your means and how God gets His counsel to our loves -- when we are committed to the power of the Scripture, the Holy Spirit, to prayer, to church involvement and involvement to the body of Christ.
This can be done with a gentle voice. Stay on the path of discipleship and do not fall into legalism. These are the spiritual tools of discipleship. You will be able to recognize them.
When a person gets saved, what do we tell them?
- Read your Bible.
- Get involved in church.
- Trust that the Holy Spirit in you and has power for you to live the Godly life.
There are ways that the Scripture tells us to grow. This is where we begin with people. Get them to understand if they are reading their Bible, praying, and involved in church? Are they walking in the Spirit?
As new believer counselors, you should be able to help others follow Christ and grow in discipleship. Counseling is really discipleship.
Where to use Bible?
We believe that the Bible is sufficient. We want to get to the Word of God. We use the Bible as our source. It is perfect, it converts the soul, it is sure. It is right and rejoices the heart. It is pure and enlightens the eyes (Psalm 19: 7-11). It is important that we stay in the Word of God.
“If you are my disciple, you will abide in my Word and you will know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
If you are going to disciple to somebody, we do it through the Word of God. People who seek counsel needs this empowering dynamic in their life. If they are in sin, they need salvation and they need the Word of God. God’s Word can bring salvation and set them free from sin. Romans 12 admonishes to lay aside every weight.
What is your goal as a counselor?
Get your counselee abiding in the Word of God and hearing directly from God themselves. The mark of a true Christian is if one can go directly to God’s Word themselves and knowing that the Word of God will increasingly set them free.
When we are in the Word of God, God will give us all things that deal with this life and becoming godly and pleasing God. 2 Peter 1:3. There is no other way to please God except to abide in the Word of God. God has given us all that we need.