John 3: 16, says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” We know when we die we will go to heaven. John 6:47 “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.” That is so exciting. But what about now?
James 1:5, “any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Ephesians 5:1, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
The Bible is full of God’s instructions to us on how to live our lives. We don’t have to do the journey alone. He wants us to be in a relationship with him. And he tells us how. The Bible is a big book and it is full of wisdom. Often times in this life, we get stuck. What does God say about this or that? We can discover those truths together by opening His Word.
We are on a journey that will take a life time. We are constantly growing and getting better. Some of the things we see in the Bible are really hard. God doesn’t ask us to do anything that he will not help us with. We will not arrive at perfection until we see him face to face.
Everyone has weaknesses, sins, immaturities, and brokenness. Most of us are aware that we aren’t perfect people. True growing occurs when we are able to discover what our own particular issues of growth are; which areas of our lives need God’s healing and maturing.
All of us need to be on the journey of living the life that God designed: dependence on him, relationship with others, productive jobs and careers, ministry and character growth. At the same time, we need to find out what areas we have frailty or a pattern of failure in and bring those into the growth process.
I am not a Christian. Can I still come to Branch Counseling? Yes, absolutely. My goal is to help those who are struggling. I will meet you where you are at and we will move forward together. I work with a lot of insurance companies so I see a diverse population. I will and can respect where you are and what you believe. I don’t have to agree. The tools that I use easy to adapt to you.